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1875-S DIME

PCGS No: 4676, 4677

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 9,070,000
Proofs: 
0

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)

Varieties:
Mintmark Within Wreath
Mintmark Below Wreath

Notes:
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