Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 480,000
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: $1.42 (4/19/2014)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1859 O 10C MS obverse 1859 O 10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Though it had a slightly higher mintage than its Philadelphia Mint counterpart, the 1859 O dime is notably more scarce across all grades. This is generally true of New Orleans Mint dimes, as these circulated extensively in parts of the country far removed from the coin collecting population. Mint State examples are available, but scarce.

Both Medium O and Large O (photos) reverse dies were used this year, these from two different batches delivered in earlier years. The Medium O variety is slightly more scarce, but not enough to carry a premium.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 1/3/2014

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1859 O 10C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 16.00 19.00 28.00 45.00 100.00 100.00 190 235 270 350 385 450 500 650 1425 2950 4500 9500 19000 - -
$ 125 215 260 300 385 425 500 550 725 1600 3300 5750 11000 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 116
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 68


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2/1/2009 PCGS MS 66   Goldberg February 1-4, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 51/Lot# 840 $3,546.00
9/21/2009 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 412, 418/Lot# 7353 $264.50
10/17/2010 PCGS AU 58   Teletrade Auction 2943, 2943/Lot# 1232 $322.00
8/15/2011 NGC MS 68   Stack's Bowers The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 115/Lot# 7288 $12,650.00
7/22/2012 PCGS VF 25   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131231/Lot# 28852 $50.00
8/2/2012 PCGS MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2012 August 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Philadelphia Session(5), 1173/Lot# 7802 $367.78
11/15/2013 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2013 November 15 - 16 Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection, Part II Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1190/Lot# 33118 $1,645.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1859 O 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base128323781201366502588642717764793908106615832525319445659358149991
102933511212564115306066677327738319601238189727483651616211238149990
000000411530606667732773831960123818972748365161621123800
0000004565596246927487838691013141022112971410877601311800
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 4565
Owner: yeoldeone
 
Grade: MS 65
Points: 2525
Owner: yuylsworld
 
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