Owner's Comments

Mintage: 4,645,000 (both In and Below Wreath Varieties)
Obverse Dies: 10 In Wreath and 7 Below Wreath Known

1875 Carson City dimes will be found with the CC mintmark "In the Wreath" and "Below the Wreath". A common date and variety in all grades. The In Wreath variety is much more available than the Below Wreath variety though the Below Wreath is still fairly common in the lower circulated grades.

Plate Coin: Fortin 106, CC Mintmark In Wreath, Light Blue and Rose Toning Over Magnificent Surfaces, Wonderful Gem in Second Generation PCGS Holder

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

The placement of mintmarks on Liberty Seated Dimes varied over the years.  From 1838 to 1860, the mintmark appeared within the wreath on the reverse.  When the design changed from the Stars Obverse to the Legend Obverse in 1860, the mintmark began to appear below the wreath.  However, there are three exceptions to this rule: 1860-S Dime; 1875-S; and 1875-CC.  On the 1860-S Dime, the mintmark is always within the wreath; on the 1875's, the mintmarks appear either within the wreath or below the wreath.

Between the two major types of 1875 Dimes, the Mintmark Above variety is slightly more common than the Below Wreath variety, but only by a small amount.  Ample amounts of the Mintmark Above varieties exist in Mint State, to the tune of almost 200 coins (minus some resubmissions).  The best examples top out at MS67.

Gerry Fortin has identified nineteen different die varieties for this year.

Diameter
17.90 millimeters
Designer
James Barton Longacre
Edge
Reeded
Mintage
4645000
Weight
2.50 grams
Metal Content
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Country
The United States of America
Pop Higher
2
Pop Lower
424
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 3000 R-4.4 54 / 67 TIE 108 / 122 TIE
All Grades 300 R-6.4 50 / 67 TIE 100 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 25 R-9.0 40 / 67 TIE 78 / 122 TIE

Condition Census

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

Heritage 9/2010:3694, $12,650 - Bob R. Simpson Collection - Bowers & Merena 1/2011:393, $12,075

1 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade

D.L. Hansen Collection

3 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade