1 Dime "Seated Liberty Dime" arrows at date

Features

Issuer United States
Period Federal republic (1776-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1873-1874
Value 10 Cents = 1 Dime (0.1 USD)
Currency Dollar (1785-date)
Composition Silver (.900) (.100 copper)
Weight 2.50 g
Diameter 17.9 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Number N# 30783
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 105
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.

Obverse

Seated Liberty looking right above her shoulder, with a cap on a stick and a shield, the country name divided on both sides, arrows at date

Script: Latin

Lettering:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
1874

Engraver: Christian Gobrecht Read more on Wikipedia

Christian Gobrecht was the third Chief Engraver of the United States Mint from 1840 until his death in 1844. He was responsible for designing the famous "Seated Liberty" designs, which were in turn the direct inspiration for the design of the Trade Dollar.

Reverse

Value within wreath

Script: Latin

Lettering:
ONE
DIME

Engraver: Christian Gobrecht Read more on Wikipedia

Christian Gobrecht was the third Chief Engraver of the United States Mint from 1840 until his death in 1844. He was responsible for designing the famous "Seated Liberty" designs, which were in turn the direct inspiration for the design of the Trade Dollar.

Edge

Reeded

Mints

United States Mint, Philadelphia, United States (1792-date)
CC United States Mint, Carson City, United States (1870-1899)
S United States Mint, San Francisco, United States (1854-date)

Comments

The Coinage Act of 12 February, 1873, increased the standard weight of dimes from 38¹∕₅ grains (2.49 grams) to a metric standard of 2½ grams (38.58 grains).  Arrows were placed either side of the date to signify this change.

These coins saw frequent circulation in Nicaragua.

1873

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1873  2 377 700 45%
1873  0% Doubled Die Reverse
1873  500 0.9% Proof
1873 CC 18 791 3%
1873 S 455 000 5%
1874  2 940 000 $ 5.80 $ 10 $ 18 64%
1874  700 0% Proof
1874 CC 10 817 1.8%
1874 S 240 000 4%

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