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: $1.22 (11/15/2019)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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1875 CC BELOW BOW 10C MS obverse 1875 CC BELOW BOW 10C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

It's not certain why the Philadelphia Mint shipped reverse dies to San Francisco and Carson City having mintmarks that were placed either above or below the wreath bow. The normal position since 1860 was below, and this experiment was conducted with dimes only in 1875. A similar trial was made with half dimes during 1870-72, though only the last date is found both ways. Perhaps, this was an attempt to deal with the problem of filled or indistinct mintmarks, since the below bow position was directly opposite Liberty's head on the obverse. Whatever the reason, no further such switches appear after 1875.

Though the major varieties of 1875 CC dimes have nearly equal numbers of die marriages, this variety is noticeably more scarce, especially in grades above XF. The Census figures below reflect only those coins certified since NGC began routinely distinguishing the mintmark position for this date.

One die marriage reveals extensive cracking on both sides, and F-102a is a Top 100 entry.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/30/2019

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1875 CC BELOW BOW 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 45.00 65.00 95.00 135 210 285 300 375 405 455 575 830 1330 2000 4000 8125 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 875 1400 2200 5500 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 68
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 66

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.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 11/12/2019 1875 CC BELOW BOW 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base2-212351-46-31112853----68
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Total2-212351-46-31112853----68
 3 %-3 %1 %3 %4 %7 %1 %-6 %9 %-4 %16 %18 %12 %7 %4 %---- 

Auction Prices Realized

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2/20/2005 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 121 $288.00
7/10/2006 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2006 July Dallas, TX On-Line Coin Session #411, 411/Lot# 7588 $488.75
7/9/2009 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2009 July West Palm Beach, FL (Summer FUN) Signature US Coin Auction #1127, 1127/Lot# 358 $4,600.00
1/5/2011 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2011 January Tampa FUN Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(6), 1151/Lot# 10103 $1,380.00
2/26/2012 PCGS VF 25   Teletrade Auction 3231, 3231/Lot# 1399 $60.00
5/5/2013 PCGS AU 50   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131320/Lot# 22571 $205.63
6/30/2013 PCGS VF 35   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 758, 767/Lot# 213 $75.00
7/27/2013 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 1756 $3,818.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1875 CC BELOW BOW 10C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base10220127838149768676284687410101059113813121622209725853601492151608277898111451
1352273124205607117908559191026108511961415178022602924404150016199851298040
0000007908559191026108511961415178022602924404150016199851200
0000008188659651043111212541519193924223262448150807238874600
1875 CC BELOW BOW 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base94183255351463642715793820949997107312391537199324643447472549577989867511085
124207287388523666741802863965102211281338168921502792387348025968821894780
000000741802863965102211281338168921502792387348025968821800
000000767811906981104811841438184123073119429948806978844600
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