Owner's Comments

Mintage: 10,350,700
Obverse Dies: 21 Known

1875 Philadelphia dimes are common in all grades including Mint State. It is expected that additional date position varieties will continue to surface as I have not made a priority of researching 1875 die varieties.

Plate Coin: F-124, Well struck gem example with golden obverse and reverse centers that transition to peripheral rose, blues and green tones.

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

In 1875, most U.S. silver coins returned to "normal" -- that is, the arrowheads that appeared in 1873 and 1874 were no longer used to differentiate the new coins from the old. 

Dime production at the Philadelphia Mint in 1875 was impressive -- over ten million Dimes were struck and placed into circulation.  As a result, this date is common in most grades, up to (and inlcuding) MS66.  In MS-66+ and MS67, this date becomes extremely rare, with only a handful of coins at this level.

Strike quality for this date can be inconsistent, perhaps due to the large mintage.  Some 1875 Dimes are well struck and lustrous, others are softly struck, especially on the high points of the wreath.  Still others have a grainy appearance from being struck using old. worn-out dies.

Diameter
17.90 millimeters
Designer
James Barton Longacre
Edge
Reeded
Mintage
10350000
Weight
2.50 grams
Metal Content
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Region
The United States of America
Pop Higher
12
Pop Lower
487
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 4000 R-4.2 59 / 67 TIE 113 / 122 TIE
All Grades 500 R-6.0 54 / 67 TIE 108 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 70 R-8.3 51 / 67 TIE 100 / 122 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade
5 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade