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Obverse of 1873 Dime - Arrowheads at Date     Reverse of 1873 Dime - Arrowheads at Date


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

PCGS Nos: 4655, 4769, 84769

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 2,377,700
Proofs: 
800

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

Diameter: 17.9 millimeters

Metal content:
Silver - 90%
Copper - 10%

Weight: 39 grains (2.5 grams)

Edge: Reeded

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

Images courtesy of Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 4 MS-66's.

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 6 PR-66's.

The finest Proof Cameo example graded by PCGS is a single PRCA-65.

Recent appearances:
VG-10.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 603 at $1,955.00

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