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: $1.30 (2/22/2017)
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: 9/22/2016

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1874 ARROWS 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 18.00 22.00 35.00 75.00 165 285 300 335 385 475 615 675 880 1775 3500 4650 20000 48500 68500 -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - 27500 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 267
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 69


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Auction Prices Realized

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9/13/1997 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 1997 September Long Beach Sale #178, 178/Lot# 6976 $603.75
3/20/2003 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2003 Charlotte ANA National Money Signature Sale #316, 316/Lot# 5535 $632.50
2/20/2005 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 1077 $437.00
6/13/2010 PCGS Genuine Genuine   Teletrade Auction 2870, 2870/Lot# 1453 $92.00
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
1/27/2013 PCGS AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/27/2013, 59/Lot# 94443 $314.60
2/23/2014 PCGS VF 35   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 792, 801/Lot# 479 $120.00
10/10/2014 PCGS   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 14730 $4.70


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1874 ARROWS 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base6367811152555395868208658919661138123913751692240134473834719890461129414206
6472921623505556648358749161023117212841481192827503576495578149795122650
000000664835874916102311721284148119282750357649557814979500
0000007428508829411081120513301586216530983705607784301054500
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 1843
Owner: JTO1
 
Grade: AU 55
Points: 1421
Owner: mania
 
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