Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 300,000
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: $1.43 (9/17/2014)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1849 O 10C MS obverse 1849 O 10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This was the first issue of dimes from New Orleans since 1845. It is another fairly low mintage entry that is readily available in worn condition but becomes increasingly rare at or near Mint State. Gems are essentially unknown, but the coin illustrated proves that at least a few unworn examples survive.

1849 O dimes were coined with either the Small O or Large O mintmarks used in previous years. These are of approximately similar availability overall, but the Small O (photos) dimes seem to be more often seen in higher grades. One Small O variety also has a repunched date.

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Last Updated: 7/24/2014

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1849 O 10C MS
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Base $ 18.00 33.00 67.00 185 400 400 875 975 1300 2050 2600 2900 3400 6600 13250 - - - - - -
$ 440 950 1075 1450 2250 2900 3200 3750 8000 15000 - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 76
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 64


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8/13/1999 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 1999 ANA Signature Sale #208, 208/Lot# 6842 $5,750.00
2/11/2007 NGC MS 62   Goldberg February 11-14, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 39/Lot# 1298 $3,220.00
9/21/2009 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 412, 418/Lot# 7343 $678.50
5/21/2012 PCGS XF 40   Teletrade Auction 3280, 3280/Lot# 1365 $250.00
10/18/2012 NGC VF 25   Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(5), 1175/Lot# 8208 $164.50
10/18/2012 PCGS VF 20   Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(5), 1175/Lot# 8207 $152.75
10/18/2012 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(2), 1175/Lot# 3908 $1,997.50
2/24/2013 NGC AU 50   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/24/2013, 63/Lot# 51053 $623.33
7/11/2014 NGC VF 25   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 5577 $129.25


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