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

1874 10C Arrows (Proof)

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PCGS PR67

PCGS PR67

PCGS PR66
PCGS #:
4770
Diameter:
17.90 millimeters
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Weight:
2.50 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
700
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$24,700 • PCGS PR67 CAC • 4-18-2012 • Heritage
Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 600 R-5.8 2 / 2 40 / 58 TIE
60 or Better 560 R-5.8 2 / 2 40 / 58 TIE
65 or Better 50 R-8.5 1 / 2 TIE 27 / 58 TIE
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Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR67 PCGS grade

Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30297, $27,025

2 PR66 PCGS grade
2 PR66 PCGS grade
2 PR66 PCGS grade  
2 PR66 PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR67 PCGS grade

Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30297, $27,025

2 PR66 PCGS grade
2 PR66 PCGS grade
2 PR66 PCGS grade  
2 PR66 PCGS grade  
2 PR66 PCGS grade  
2 PR66 PCGS grade  
2 PR66 PCGS grade  
2 PR66 PCGS grade  
2 PR66 PCGS grade  

Ron Guth: The 1874 Dime is one of only two Proof Dates of the later, With Arrows type.  Thus, the demand from type collectors is higher than it would be if there were, say, ten different dates to choose from.  The official mintage is listed as 700 proofs, which seems to be consistent with the number of known specimens.  PCGS has certified just over 200 examples (as of May 2011), with most examples appearing in the MS-63 and MS-64 grade levels.  This, plus the scarcity of Gems, indicates that collectors did not care for these coins as carefully as they should have.  The finest example certified by PCGS is a single PR67.  According to the PCGS Population Report, Cameo Proofs are roughly 12-13 times rarer than non-Cameos, but this is misleading because PCGS did not recognize Cameos until several years after it commenced operations.