1875-S 10C Mintmark Below (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 #:
4676
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 2,000 R-4.6 49 / 67 TIE 100 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 250 R-6.6 45 / 67 TIE 94 / 122 TIE
65 or Better 30 R-8.9 42 / 67 TIE 83 / 122 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 2,000
60 or Better 250
65 or Better 30
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.6
60 or Better R-6.6
65 or Better R-8.9
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 49 / 67 TIE
60 or Better 45 / 67 TIE
65 or Better 42 / 67 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 100 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 94 / 122 TIE
65 or Better 83 / 122 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade

Bob R. Simpson Collection - Heritage 9/2010:3695, $3,105

1 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 10/2015:4090, $998.75

1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade
4 MS65 PCGS grade
5 MS65 PCGS grade
5 MS65 PCGS grade
5 MS65 PCGS grade
5 MS65 PCGS grade
5 MS65 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade

Bob R. Simpson Collection - Heritage 9/2010:3695, $3,105

#1 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 10/2015:4090, $998.75

#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#4 MS65 PCGS grade
#5 MS65 PCGS grade
#5 MS65 PCGS grade
#5 MS65 PCGS grade
#5 MS65 PCGS grade
#5 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 Below type is approximately four times as common as the Mintmark Above type.

Some examples of the 1875-S Dime (Mintmark Below) were struck from worn dies. Therefore, date and type collectors should focus on finding well-struck examples.

Researcher Gerry Fortin has identified a whopping 22 different die varieties for this date.