With Arrows

Variety 101

 Obverse 1: High Date, Downward Slope, Partial S

Reverse A: Micro S, [mm Lt,H]


Obverse 1                                                Reverse A


Obverse Diagnostic Point(s)                     Reverse Diagnostic Point(s)


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

1874-S Varieties 101, 102, 102a

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