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1873 DIME -
No Arrowheads at Date
(compare with 1873 Dime - With Arrowheads at Date)

PCGS No: 4659, 4660, 4766, 84766, 94766


Circulation strikes: 1,568,000

Designer: Obverse by Thomas Sully, executed by Christian Gobrecht, modified by Robert Ball Hughes and James Barton Longacre; Reverse by James Barton Longacre

Diameter: ±17.9 millimeters

Metal content:
Silver - ±90%
Copper - ±10%

Weight: ±38 grains (±2.5 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: None (for Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) below the ribbon bow on the reverse

The finest Uncirculated "Closed 3" examples graded by PCGS are 5 MS-66's.

The finest Uncirculated "Open 3" example graded by PCGS is a single MS-65.

The finest Proof "Closed 3" example graded by PCGS is a single PR-67.

The finest Proof Cameo "Closed 3" example graded by PCGS is a single PRCA-66.

The finest Proof Deep Cameo "Closed 3" example graded by PCGS is a single PRDC-64.

Recent appearances:
PCGS Proof-66.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 347, "No Arrows, Close 3", illustrated, sold for $2,070.00

PCGS Proof-64.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 1634, "Closed 3"

Very Choice Brilliant Proof.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 525, "Closed 3", plated, sold for $431.25  A sub-type Breen called undervalued in comparison with Arrows type

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, October 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service