Owner's Comments

Mintage: 240,000
Obverse Dies: 2 Known

Two sets of obverse and reverse dies were employed for 1874 San Francisco coinage. The reverse dies are identified as Small Thin S and Micro S due to the mintmark shape and sizes.

The strike quality of the 1874 San Francisco dimes is much poorer than Philadelphia examples. Both the Small Thin S and Micro S varieties (when it can be located) are often seen with uneven strikes and weakness in Liberty's head. Strike weakness can be acute on Small Thin S reverses.

Plate Coin: Fortin 101, Micro S, A Gem Example with Even Bronze Toning Highlighting a Full Struck Throughout, CAC Certified
PCGS #
4670
Designer
James Barton Longacre
Edge
Reeded
Diameter
17.90 millimeters
Weight
2.50 grams
Mintage
240000
Metal
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Pop Higher
1
Pop Lower
80
Region
The United States of America
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades
65 or Better 350 R-6.3 3 / 6 37 / 122 TIE
All Grades 50 R-8.5 3 / 6 46 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 5 R-9.7 3 / 6 36 / 122 TIE
65 or Better 350
All Grades 50
60 or Better 5
65 or Better R-6.3
All Grades R-8.5
60 or Better R-9.7
65 or Better 3 / 6
All Grades 3 / 6
60 or Better 3 / 6
65 or Better 37 / 122 TIE
All Grades 46 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 36 / 122 TIE

Condition Census Learn More

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