Obverse 1: High Date, Downward Slope, Partial S
Reverse A: Micro S, [mm Lt,H]
Obverse 1 Reverse A
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Comments: Micro S 1874-S dimes typically come well struck and lack the die degradation seen with the Small Thin S variety.
This is the first appearance of the Micro S mintmark on Liberty Seated dime coinage. The Micro S mintmark appearance is that of tiny filled blob and its usage continued into 1875.
There is no evidence that 1874-S Reverse A was re-used in 1875 though several dies were punched with Micro S mintmarks.
Plate Coin: G. Fortin Collection, PCGS MS66 CAC Green
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