1873-S 10C Arrows MS64

CERTIFICATION#: 07447774
PCGS#: 4667

Owner's Comments

Mintage: 455,000
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

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: 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.

Diameter: 17.90 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 455,000 Weight: 2.50 grams Metal Content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 450 R-6.1 4 / 6 56 / 122
60 or Better 70 R-8.3 4 / 6 59 / 122
65 or Better 2 R-9.9 1 / 6 TIE 18 / 122 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 estimated grade  
2 MS65 PCGS grade  
2 MS65 PCGS grade  
2 MS65 estimated grade  
2 MS65 estimated grade