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: $1.27 (10/24/2019)
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: 8/30/2019

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1874 ARROWS 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 24.00 30.00 55.00 120 185 305 325 345 400 455 550 600 860 1500 3500 4650 17500 48500 66500 -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - 27500 -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 280
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: 10/22/2019 1874 ARROWS 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base2-311852281216231163034392318611-279
------------------5---5
---------------1------1
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Total2-3118522812162311630344023181111-285
 1 %-1 %0 %6 %2 %8 %3 %4 %6 %8 %0 %6 %11 %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
2/20/2005 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 1077 $437.00
9/2/2007 NGC MS 64   Teletrade Auction 2416, 2416/Lot# 1260 $1,008.00
1/4/2010 NGC AU 53   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 442, 448/Lot# 326 $253.00
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
2/16/2014 PCGS Genuine VF   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/16/2014, 174/Lot# 168980 $20.00
5/5/2014 PCGS AU 58   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3480, 6029/Lot# 20113 $387.75
7/24/2016 NGC XF 40   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131631/Lot# 21776 $176.25
2/6/2018 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131807/Lot# 23279 $132.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1874 10C MS ARROWS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base59981232204235866958298659009901073120612711568212432383694647394851059914206
721061552884776227408418779301018111712281370175324953390462074779856118010
000000740841877930101811171228137017532495339046207477985600
0000007848538889601045116212491469193928673542554784811022800
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 1206
Owner: JTO
 
Grade: XF 45
Points: 695
Owner: TRT
 
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