Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: Carson City
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.5000g
ASW: 0.0723oz
Melt Value: $1.23 (11/24/2017)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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1875 CC ABOVE BOW 10C MS obverse 1875 CC ABOVE BOW 10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This is the more common of the two major varieties for 1875 CC dimes. Gerry Fortin recorded five additional die marriages, and the extra space permitted the mintmark resulted in some dies having the two letters widely spaced. They are close on the coin illustrated.

Though both major varieties of 1875 CC dimes are subject to the typical areas of weakness that plagued Legend Obverse issues (Liberty's head and the wreath bow), the example presented here is quite sharp.

Top 100 variety F-109 features extensive cracking on both dies.

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Last Updated: 9/22/2016

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1875 CC ABOVE BOW 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 28.00 35.00 40.00 55.00 100.00 165 180 215 275 315 370 550 1000 1350 2850 5200 11500 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 1475 - 5500 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 158
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 67


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6/25/2007 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 153, 158/Lot# 1476 $172.50
9/23/2007 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 2595 $718.75
1/5/2011 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2011 January Tampa FUN Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(6), 1151/Lot# 10101 $253.00
6/26/2011 NGC Details VF Details  Teletrade Auction 3090, 3090/Lot# 1495 $50.00
7/12/2012 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2012 July 12-15 US Coin Summer FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(4), 1172/Lot# 7900 $172.50
7/26/2012 NGC MS 67   Stack's Bowers The August 2012 Philadelphia ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 140/Lot# 11107 $8,812.50
10/8/2017 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131742/Lot# 25081 $132.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1875 CC 10C MS ABOVE BOW Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base323741455912718324134841250055359168680612062113258551608277898111451
34384250821462022773694415185666237269391508227034436199851298040
0000002022773694415185666237269391508227034436199851200
00000022231239147153557865476610731811242843027238874600
1875 CC 10C MS ABOVE BOW
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base323237415411516722032038146351555164275411382009246449577989867511085
32343845741321852533404084805275816798821428216132955968821894780
0000001852533404084805275816798821428216132955968821800
00000020228736143649853961271710101719231241266978844600
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