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: $1.23 (12/14/2019)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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1875 S BELOW BOW 10C MS obverse 1875 S BELOW BOW 10C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

In keeping with the Treasury's program of restoring silver coinage to circulation in place of the fractional currency used 1863-75, more than nine million dimes were coined at San Francisco in 1875. This date is plentiful across all but the highest grades, though it also notorious as one of the most consistently poorly struck issues in the series. The coin illustrated exhibits this deficiency, including a filled mintmark. So rare is the Micro S unfilled that F-104 with its distinct mintmark is a Top 100 variety.

This major variety having its mintmark in the normal location is more common than that with mintmarks above the bow, but neither is rare. Within the reverse dies of this variety, however, are found two different mintmarks. The more common is the Small S illustrated, while the Micro S first used in this year is fairly scarce, particularly in Mint State.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/30/2019

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1875 S BELOW BOW 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 16.00 22.00 25.00 35.00 55.00 100.00 120 130 160 175 185 240 325 440 1190 3000 8000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 525 - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 77
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: 12/10/2019 1875 S BELOW BOW 10C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----------------1----1
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Total-----------------1----1
 -----------------100 %---- 
1875 S BELOW BOW 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base22--1332166-610111553----76
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Total22--1332166-610111553----76
 3 %3 %--1 %4 %4 %3 %1 %8 %8 %-8 %13 %14 %20 %7 %4 %---- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
11/6/2008 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 298, 304/Lot# 5479 $287.50
1/3/2012 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(9), 1166/Lot# 10321 $517.50
9/6/2012 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2012 September 6-9 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(4), 1174/Lot# 7821 $235.00
1/21/2013 NGC MS 63   Teletrade Auction 3414, 3414/Lot# 1407 $300.00
3/31/2015 NGC MS 64   Stack's Bowers March 2015 Baltimore, 6065/Lot# 32784 $714.40
  PCGS MS 65   Bonhams $643.00
4/27/2016 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2016 April 27 - May 1 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(6), 1234/Lot# 7554 $470.00
1/1/2017 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131702/Lot# 24008 $305.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1875 S BELOW BOW 10C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base4172981151552413113954564845656046297529201115197631494888518056846154
51811041281842643394154655115786126708089851402236737294985534858410
0000003394154655115786126708089851402236737294985534800
00000036743647553859162171186410501689275843085083551600
1875 S BELOW BOW 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3763891021432202883664234505275635867058651051187830094694498154665986
4672931161692433143854324765395716267589271327225535714790514356390
0000003143854324765395716267589271327225535714790514300
0000003404044415015515786658129891602263241324885530400
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 1878
Owner: pulver set
 
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