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Coins Certified as of 12/7

My Coin #06263112

1875-CC 10C Mintmark Above MS66

CERTIFICATION#: 06263112
PCGS#: 4673

Owner's Comments

Mintage: 4,645,000 (both In and Below Wreath Varieties)
Obverse Dies: 10 In Wreath and 7 Below Wreath Known

1875 Carson City dimes will be found with the CC mintmark "In the Wreath" and "Below the Wreath". A common date and variety in all grades. The In Wreath variety is much more available than the Below Wreath variety though the Below Wreath is still fairly common in the lower circulated grades.

Plate Coin: Fortin 106, CC Mintmark In Wreath, Light Blue and Rose Toning Over Magnificent Surfaces, Wonderful Gem in Second Generation PCGS Holder

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The placement of mintmarks on Liberty Seated Dimes varied over the years.  From 1838 to 1860, the mintmark appeared within the wreath on the reverse.  When the design changed from the Stars Obverse to the Legend Obverse in 1860, the mintmark began to appear below the wreath.  However, there are three exceptions to this rule: 1860-S Dime; 1875-S; and 1875-CC.  On the 1860-S Dime, the mintmark is always within the wreath; on the 1875's, the mintmarks appear either within the wreath or below the wreath.

Between the two major types of 1875 Dimes, the Mintmark Above variety is slightly more common than the Below Wreath variety, but only by a small amount.  Ample amounts of the Mintmark Above varieties exist in Mint State, to the tune of almost 200 coins (minus some resubmissions).  The best examples top out at MS67.

Gerry Fortin has identified nineteen different die varieties for this year.

Diameter: 17.90 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 4,645,000 Weight: 2.50 grams Metal Content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper
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Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 3,000 R-4.4 54 / 67 TIE 108 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 300 R-6.4 50 / 67 TIE 100 / 122 TIE
65 or Better 25 R-9.0 40 / 67 TIE 78 / 122 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 9/2010:3694, $12,650 - Bob R. Simpson Collection - Bowers & Merena 1/2011:393, $12,075

1 MS67 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade  
3 MS66 PCGS grade