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1873-S DIME

PCGS No: 4667


Circulation strikes: 455,000

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: "S" (for San Francisco, California) below the ribbon bow on the reverse

The finest example graded by PCGS is a single MS-65.

Recent appearances:
NGC MS-61.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 1519, unsold

Extremely Fine.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 526, "Open 3, Small Block 'S'", not plated, sold for $276.00

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