Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 2,020,000
Catalog: KM-63.2
Obverse Designer: Robert B. Hughes
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.67 Grams
ASW: 0.0773oz
Melt Value: $1.52 (4/18/2014)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1842 O 10C MS obverse 1842 O 10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

With its sizable mintage the 1842 O dime is readily available in grades up through F-12. It becomes decidedly scarce in higher circulated grades and genuinely rare in Mint State. Gems are all but unknown. This issue is seldom found fully struck, with weakness noted at the opposing relief points of Liberty's head and the bow.

The Small O mintmark reverse is more scarce than the Medium O (photos). The late die states of both are collectable and are included within the Top 100.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 1/3/2014

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1842 O 10C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 15.00 17.00 32.00 140 350 350 1250 1350 1550 2050 2800 3400 3850 5250 7500 26000 - - - - -
$ 460 1350 1475 1700 2250 3100 3750 4200 5750 8250 29000 - - -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 73
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 65


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Auction Prices Realized

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1/10/1998 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions 1998 F.U.N. Signature Sale #181, 181/Lot# 6662 $920.00
11/29/2007 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2007 November Houston, TX US Coin Signature Auction #370, 370/Lot# 60312 $4,037.65
2/26/2012 NGC Details G Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/26/2012, 9/Lot# 35100 $16.00
6/3/2012 PCGS VF 35   Teletrade Auction 3287, 3287/Lot# 1398 $210.00
11/29/2012 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2012 November 29 - December 2 US Coin Signature Auction - Houston Session(4), 1177/Lot# 8312 $381.88
6/30/2013 PCGS VF 35   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 758, 767/Lot# 153 $430.00
7/27/2013 PCGS AU 50   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 1737 $822.50
12/5/2013 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2013 December 5 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Houston Session(5), 1192/Lot# 7506 $440.63


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1842 O 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1324154143502117316091860200922122335252531943984556362481730028709111
11354583262725131816921909207622532398274834574510579199322110328709110
000000131816921909207622532398274834574510579199322110328709100
0000001463177619592144229424612971372050366019136162490628709100
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 6248
Owner: yeoldeone
 
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