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SERIES: Liberty Seated Dimes 1837-1891
LEVEL: Year, MintMark, & Major Variety

1874-CC 10C Arrows (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS63

PCGS MS63

PCGS MS62
PCGS #:
4669
Diameter:
17.90 millimeters
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Weight:
2.50 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
10,817
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$162,150 • PCGS MS63 • 9-14-2003 • Superior Galleries
Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 80 R-8.2 1 / 6 2 / 122
60 or Better 5 R-9.7 1 / 6 TIE 8 / 122 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 6 1 / 122
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS64 estimated grade  

Numismatic Gallery - Imperial Coin Company, sold privately on 7/29/1954 - Norweb Collection - Bowers & Merena 10/1987:540, $15,730 - Bowers & Merena 11/1989:157

2 MS63 PCGS grade  

Buddy Ebsen Collection - Superior 1/1987:786 - Superior 2/2003:1360, not sold - Superior 9/2003:1490, $162,150 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 10/2014:98274, $152,750

2 MS63 PCGS grade

Stack's/Bowers 3/2018:10103, $108,000 - Jason Feldman Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

2 MS63 PCGS grade  
5 MS62 PCGS grade

Waldo E. "Pat" Bolen, Jr. Collection - Stack’s/RARCOA/Akers “Numisma '95” 11/1995:2145, $31,900 - American Numismatic Rarities 1/2005:378, $87,400 - Rusty Goe, sold privately in 2/2005 - Battle Born Collection - Stack’s/Bowers 8/2012:11106, $115,000

Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS64 estimated grade  

Numismatic Gallery - Imperial Coin Company, sold privately on 7/29/1954 - Norweb Collection - Bowers & Merena 10/1987:540, $15,730 - Bowers & Merena 11/1989:157

2 MS63 PCGS grade  

Buddy Ebsen Collection - Superior 1/1987:786 - Superior 2/2003:1360, not sold - Superior 9/2003:1490, $162,150 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 10/2014:98274, $152,750

2 MS63 PCGS grade

Stack's/Bowers 3/2018:10103, $108,000 - Jason Feldman Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

2 MS63 PCGS grade  
5 MS62 PCGS grade

Waldo E. "Pat" Bolen, Jr. Collection - Stack’s/RARCOA/Akers “Numisma '95” 11/1995:2145, $31,900 - American Numismatic Rarities 1/2005:378, $87,400 - Rusty Goe, sold privately in 2/2005 - Battle Born Collection - Stack’s/Bowers 8/2012:11106, $115,000

5 MS62 PCGS grade  

Richmond Collection - David Lawrence 3/2005:1196, $115,000 - Stack’s 7/2009:407, $126,500

7 AU58 estimated grade  
8 AU55 PCGS grade
9 AU50 estimated grade  
10 XF45 PCGS grade

Ron Guth: This date is easily the rarest of all the With Arrows Dimes of the 1874-1875 period.  The mintage was a mere 10,817 coins, of which very few were saved by collectors.  Because most of the coins went into circulation, Mint State examples are exceedingly rare.  What has been called the "Finest Known 1874-CC Dime" is the Buddy Ebsen - Eugene Gardner example that sold in 2014 for $152,750, slightly off from the record $162,150 price the same coin realized in 2003.  The Norweb coin, last seen at auction in 1989, may be of comparable condition and it is partially prooflike.