Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 1,540,000
Catalog: KM-A63.2
Obverse Designer: Robert B. Hughes
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.49 Grams
ASW: 0.0720oz
Melt Value: $1.28 (9/20/2014)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1857 O 10C MS obverse 1857 O 10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1857 O dime is the first New Orleans entry in this series that is fairly available in Mint State. Well struck examples are also plentiful, making this issue a candidate for the type collector.

Its generous mintage derived from Director Snowden's policy of paying out silver in exchange for silver bullion deposits. This led to a distressing overproduction of fractional silver coins, and the policy was rescinded by 1859.

This issue is known with either the Medium O or Large O (photos) mintmark, the latter being the more common variety. F-101b also features a shattered reverse die.

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Last Updated: 1/3/2014

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1857 O 10C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 14.00 17.00 26.00 38.00 100.00 100.00 220 260 300 385 450 525 600 800 1300 2900 5500 11000 - - -
$ 125 245 285 330 425 500 575 650 870 1500 3250 6475 12000 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 180
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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3/4/1994 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 1994 New Orleans Bullet Sale #116, 116/Lot# 231 $462.00
10/8/2007 NGC XF 45   Teletrade Auction 2433, 2433/Lot# 1251 $78.40
1/31/2010 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg January 31 - February 3, 2010 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 57/Lot# 956 $460.00
10/2/2011 NGC AU 50   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131141/Lot# 24122 $149.50
9/9/2012 NGC MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/09/2012, 39/Lot# 72354 $1,650.00
4/27/2014 PCGS G 4   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 801, 810/Lot# 2330 $20.00
6/30/2014 PCGS XF 45   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3488, 6037/Lot# 20160 $94.00
8/31/2014 NGC AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/31/2014, 189/Lot# 138010 $365.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1857 O 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base128323759143327477593663760820865990111014722525300967991098211
10293344872043775156166957808359061030123018232686427281931098210
0000003775156166957808359061030123018232686427281931098200
0000004275546397278008509481070135121742847553595871098200
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 551
Owner: Durham Collection
 
Grade: AU 50
Points: 477
Owner: TRT
 
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