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1875-S DIME

PCGS No: 4676, 4677


Circulation strikes: 9,070,000

Designer: Obverse by Thomas Sully, executed by Christian Gobrecht, modified by Robert Ball Hughes, James Barton Longacre, and 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) below the ribbon bow on the reverse or below DIME (see Varieties)

Mintmark Within Wreath
Mintmark Below Wreath

The finest "Mintmark Below Wreath" examples graded by PCGS are 3 MS-66's.

The finest "Mintmark Within Wreath" example graded by PCGS is a single MS-66.

Recent appearances:
NGC MS-66.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8008, "MM Above Bow", not illustrated, not sold  From the Fred Firestone Collection

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