Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: San Francisco
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.5000g
ASW: 0.0723oz
Melt Value: $1.85 (4/14/2021)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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1875 S ABOVE BOW 10C MS obverse 1875 S ABOVE BOW 10C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

This major variety with its mintmark above the bow is noticeably more scarce than the below bow 1875 S dimes, yet this fact is not reflected in most price guides. The mintmark used is that found on some half dollars of this period, but its use in 1875 was unique for the dime series.

1875 S above bow dimes are rare in Mint State, and such coins typically show worn and cracked dies with poor strikes. The example illustrated also reveals deep die-clashing lines on its reverse. Gems are very rare, though a few of the 1875 S dimes certified by NGC in past years may have been of this major variety but were not so distinguished.

Top 100 variety F-101 displays a shattered reverse having a retained cud at 6 o'clock.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/10/2019

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1875 S ABOVE BOW 10C MS
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Base $ 20.00 35.00 40.00 60.00 90.00 145 175 185 145 180 235 415 475 590 2600 10500 - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 38
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 66

The chart showing 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: 4/13/2021 1875 S ABOVE BOW 10C MS
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Base---1----233--46595----38
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Total---1----233--46595----38
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1875 S ABOVE BOW 10C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base4594155179258409469539597631709787930107511701377294153775694602565837178
61114163205308429492558608657735835978110712391898375354835804621167817537
000000492558608657735835978110712391898375354835804621100
0000005165786206837618821027113813082420456555885915639700
1875 S ABOVE BOW 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base4185143163237381437502563586663745874101311031303280752645476579863406919
56104150188285400459522571612690788920104311701804362653355583597965337265
000000459522571612690788920104311701804362653355583597900
000000480543578637718831967107312362306444554055691615900
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