1873 10C Arrows (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Seated Dimes 1837-1891

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

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PCGS MS65+

PCGS MS65+

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

PCGS #:
4665
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
17.90 millimeters
Weight:
2.50 grams
Mintage:
2,377,700
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 1,500 R-4.8 5 / 6 93 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 200 R-7.0 5 / 6 88 / 122 TIE
65 or Better 18 R-9.2 4 / 6 72 / 122 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 1,500
60 or Better 200
65 or Better 18
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.8
60 or Better R-7.0
65 or Better R-9.2
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 5 / 6
60 or Better 5 / 6
65 or Better 4 / 6
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 93 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 88 / 122 TIE
65 or Better 72 / 122 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66+ PCGS grade

Rare Coins of New Hampshire, sold privately in 7/2007 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30270, $8,812.50

2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
6 MS65+ PCGS grade

Bob Simpson Collection - Heritage 9/2010:3686 - Jim O'Neal Collection -  Heritage 4/2014:4122, $3,818.75

7 MS65 PCGS grade
7 MS65 PCGS grade
7 MS65 PCGS grade
7 MS65 PCGS grade
#1 MS66+ PCGS grade

Rare Coins of New Hampshire, sold privately in 7/2007 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30270, $8,812.50

#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#6 MS65+ PCGS grade

Bob Simpson Collection - Heritage 9/2010:3686 - Jim O'Neal Collection -  Heritage 4/2014:4122, $3,818.75

#7 MS65 PCGS grade
#7 MS65 PCGS grade
#7 MS65 PCGS grade
#7 MS65 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

In 1873, the Mint increased the weight of the dime from 2.48 grams to 2.50 grams. To identify the new coins, Mint employees added small arrowheads to either side of the date. This allowed easy identification of the old-style Dimes for potential withdrawal from circulation (although there was little incentive to do so since the face value of the old Dimes exceeded their intrinsic value).

This 1873 With Arrows Dime is fairly common in Mint State, particularly in MS62 to MS64. The best example is a single PCGS MS66+, a coin that once graced the Eugene H. Gardner Collection.