Obverse Dies: 2 Known
Two obverse and reverse die pairs were employed for 1873 With Arrows San Francisco coinage. The reverse dies have been labeled as Small Block S and Small Thin S due to their mintmark shapes.
Mint State examples are available with the Small Block S variety being slightly more difficult than the Small Thin S.
Plate Coin: Fortin 101, Repunched 1, Ahwash 1, Small Thin S Mintmark, Well Struck Example With Light Gold/Gray Toning
The 1873-S With Arrows Dime is the third most common date of the With Arrows type, but its mintage is still far below that of the 1873 With Arrows and the 1874 With Arrows. Even so, it only commands a small premium in circulated grades and only about twice the type price in Mint State. The PCGS CoinFacts Condition Census includes coins grading from MS64 and up, the finest being an NGC MS67.
No 1873-S No Arrows Dimes were struck.
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