1874-CC 10C Arrows XF45

PCGS#: 4669

Owner's Comments

Mintage: 10,817
Obverse Dies: 1 Known

The key date to the Liberty Seated Dime series. 1874 Carson City dimes are rare in all grades and are almost always encountered with surface problems. Extremely rare in Mint State.

Always under strong collector demand with problem free examples bringing in excess of trend sheet prices. During 2003 and 2004, there was a rapid escalation of pricing for problem free 1874 Carson City dimes. During 2005, it appears that those pricing gains had stabilized but auction results in 2006 have shown another round of pricing increases.

Plate Coin: Fortin 101, Problem Free Surfaces With Old Light Brown/Gray Toning, Well Struck for 1874 Carson City Issue

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: This date is easily the rarest of all the With Arrows Dimes of the 1874-1875 period.  The mintage was a mere 10,817 coins, of which very few were saved by collectors.  Because most of the coins went into circulation, Mint State examples are exceedingly rare.  What has been called the "Finest Known 1874-CC Dime" is the Buddy Ebsen - Eugene Gardner example that sold in 2014 for $152,750, slightly off from the record $162,150 price the same coin realized in 2003.  The Norweb coin, last seen at auction in 1989, may be of comparable condition and it is partially prooflike.

Diameter: 17.90 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 10,817 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 80 R-8.2 1 / 6 2 / 122
60 or Better 5 R-9.7 1 / 6 TIE 8 / 122 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 6 1 / 122

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS63 PCGS grade  
2 MS62 PCGS grade

Waldo E. "Pat" Bolen, Jr. - Numisma '95 (David W. Akers, RARCOA, Stack's) 11/1995:2145 - American Numismatic Rarities 1/2005:378 - Rusty Goe, 2/2005 - Battle Born Collection - Stack’s/Bowers 8/2012:11106, $115,000

2 MS62 PCGS grade   Richmond Collection - David Lawrence 3/2005:1196, $115,000 - Stack’s 7/2009:407, $126,500
4 AU58 estimated grade  
5 AU55 PCGS grade