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1874-S DIME

PCGS No: 4670


Circulation strikes: 240,000

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, CA) below the ribbon bow on the reverse

The finest examples graded by PCGS are 4 MS-65's.

Recent appearances:
Choice Extremely Fine.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 528, not plated, sold for $184.00

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