Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 2,939,300
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.5000g
ASW: 0.0723oz
Melt Value: $1.12 (3/18/2019)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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1874 ARROWS 10C MS obverse 1874 ARROWS 10C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

With nearly three million pieces coined, the Philadelphia Mint dime of 1874 is fairly common across the circulated grades. Mint State examples, however, are more scarce than this mintage would suggest. Gems are very elusive and highly prized for the two-year-only type coin status.

Collectable varieties include a distinctly repunched date and one obverse on which the arrowheads are very faint. This was likely the result of die erosion followed by a subsequent repolishing effort that diminished such shallow features.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 3/15/2019

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1874 ARROWS 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 18.00 22.00 49.80 81.10 179 312 325 351 390 455 615 675 923 1770 3500 4650 20000 48500 66600 -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - 27500 -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 276
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 69

The chart showing PrAg series, G series, VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series, 68 series, 69 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 3/18/2019 1874 ARROWS 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base2-211842281216221162934402218611-275
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Total2-2118422812162211629344022181111-280
 1 %-1 %0 %6 %1 %8 %3 %4 %6 %8 %0 %6 %10 %12 %14 %8 %6 %4 %0 %0 %- 
1874 ARROWS 10C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------1--------1
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Total-------------1--------1
 -------------100 %-------- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
6/13/2005 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #42, 46/Lot# 354 $517.50
4/23/2006 PCGS AU 55   Teletrade Auction 2193, 2193/Lot# 1268 $336.00
1/29/2012 PCGS MS 66   Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 2425 $3,910.00
10/17/2012 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 24418 $294.40
7/27/2013 NGC MS 64   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 1755 $1,116.25
10/27/2013 PCGS VF 30   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131345/Lot# 22960 $66.00
2/16/2014 PCGS Genuine VF   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/16/2014, 174/Lot# 168980 $20.00
7/24/2016 NGC XF 40   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131631/Lot# 21776 $176.25
1/14/2018 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131804/Lot# 27280 $156.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1874 10C MS ARROWS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base6367811152555395868208658919661138123913751692240134473834719890461129414206
6472921623505556648358749161023117212841481192827503576495578149795122650
000000664835874916102311721284148119282750357649557814979500
0000007428508829411081120513301586216530983705607784301054500
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 1239
Owner: JTO
 
Grade: XF 45
Points: 586
Owner: TRT
 
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