The 1875 Seated Liberty dimes have value as numismatic coins. Keep reading to learn more about these silver coins.

1875 Dime

Specifications

Type: Seated Liberty Dime
Year: 1875
Face Value: $0.10
Composition: 90% silver, 10% copper
Silver Weight: .07234 oz.
Total Weight: 2.5 grams
Current Silver Bullion Value: $1.31

The US minted the 1875 dime with no mint mark and also the 1875 CC dime and 1875 S dime. The mint mark, when present, can be found on the reverse side of the coin.

There are different varieties for the 1875 CC dime and 1875 S dime. Some coins have the mint mark above the bow, and others have the mint mark below the bow.

Series Location Quantity Minted
1875 Philadelphia 10,350,000
1875 CC Carson City 4,645,000
1875 S San Francisco 9,070,000

Value

This coin in circulated condition is worth at least its weight in silver. The silver melt value for this coin is $1.31 as of June 02, 2020. This melt value is calculated from the current silver spot price of $18.10 per ounce.

The 1875 dime with no mint mark is worth around $15 in good condition. In very fine condition the value is around $25 and in extremely fine condition the value is around $35. In uncirculated condition the price is around $150 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 63 can sell for around $250.

The 1875 CC dime with the mint mark above the bow is worth around $45 in good condition. In very fine condition the value is around $95 and in extremely fine condition the value is around $145. In uncirculated condition the price is around $400 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 63 can sell for around $950.

The 1875 CC dime with the mint mark below the bow is worth around $60 in good condition. In very fine condition the value is around $165 and in extremely fine condition the value is around $250. In uncirculated condition the price is around $550 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 63 can sell for around $1,550.

The 1875 S dime with the mint mark above the bow is worth around $15 in good condition. In very fine condition the value is around $25 and in extremely fine condition the value is around $35. In uncirculated condition the price is around $160 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 63 can sell for around $275.

The 1875 S dime with the mint mark below the bow is worth around $15 in good condition. In very fine condition the value is around $25 and in extremely fine condition the value is around $40. In uncirculated condition the price is around $175 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 63 can sell for around $285.

Proof coins with no mint mark are available and they are valued at around $600 each in PR 63 condition. There were 700 proof coins minted.

Grading System

Good- The word "LIBERTY" on the shield is not readable. The letters and the date are readable.

Very fine- The word "LIBERTY" on the shield is readable, but certain letters are faint.

Extremely fine- Both the word "LIBERTY" and the edges on the scroll are distint.

MS 60 uncirculated- There are no signs of wear. The coin has luster, but there may be a few stains, abrasions, or surface marks.

MS 63 choice uncirculated- In the major focal areas there are some blemishes or contact marks. The coin's luster might not be as prominent.

PR 63 proof- This coin has reflective surfaces and only a few blemishes away from the major focal points. There are no major flaws.

 

Sources:

The Red Book


See also:

1876 Dime
1877 Dime