1875-S 10C Mintmark Above (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Seated Dimes 1837-1891

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

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PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS #:
4677
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
17.90 millimeters
Weight:
2.50 grams
Mintage:
9,070,000
Mint:
San Francisco
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 250 R-6.6 4 / 67 TIE 11 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 30 R-8.9 16 / 67 TIE 35 / 122 TIE
65 or Better 3 R-9.8 12 / 67 TIE 28 / 122 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 250
60 or Better 30
65 or Better 3
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-6.6
60 or Better R-8.9
65 or Better R-9.8
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 4 / 67 TIE
60 or Better 16 / 67 TIE
65 or Better 12 / 67 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 11 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 35 / 122 TIE
65 or Better 28 / 122 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
	PCGS #4677 (MS) 66

Bob R. Simpson Collection of Seated Dimes - Heritage 9/2010:3696, $10,350

1 MS66 PCGS grade  
	MS66 PCGS grade

Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 5/1996:1209, $2,090

1 MS66 PCGS grade

D.L. Hansen Collection

1 MS66 PCGS grade
5 MS65+ PCGS grade
5 MS65+ PCGS grade

Jason Carter, sold privately in 6/2005 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part III - Heritage 5/2015:98251, $3,055 - Jason Feldman Collection

5 MS65+ PCGS grade
8 MS65 PCGS grade MS65 PCGS grade
8 MS65 PCGS grade
8 MS65 PCGS grade
 
	PCGS #4677 (MS) 66 
#1 MS66 PCGS grade

Bob R. Simpson Collection of Seated Dimes - Heritage 9/2010:3696, $10,350

 
	MS66 PCGS grade 
#1 MS66 PCGS grade

Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 5/1996:1209, $2,090

#1 MS66 PCGS grade

D.L. Hansen Collection

#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#5 MS65+ PCGS grade
#5 MS65+ PCGS grade

Jason Carter, sold privately in 6/2005 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part III - Heritage 5/2015:98251, $3,055 - Jason Feldman Collection

#5 MS65+ PCGS grade
MS65 PCGS grade #8 MS65 PCGS grade
#8 MS65 PCGS grade
#8 MS65 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

In 1875, the Philadelphia Mint experimented with two different mintmark placements for the branch mints at San Francisco and Carson City. One version has the mintmark placed normally, below the wreath. On the "odd" version, the mintmark is placed within the wreath in the field below the word DIME. The reason for the experiment is unknown, and may just be a misplacement of the mintmark by an employee unfamiliar with the history of the series.

According to the PCGS Population Report, the Mintmark Above type is approximately four times as rare as the Mintmark Below type.

As with the 1875-S Mintmark Below Dimes, many of the Mintmark Above appear to have been struck from worn dies. This gives the appearance of weak details that simulate wear. Knowlegeable collectors understand the vagaries of die states, but new collectors prefer well struck examples.

Researcher Gerry Fortin has identified 6 different die varieties for this type (compare to the 22 die varieties of the 1875-S Mintmark Below).