Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 1,770,000
Catalog: KM-77
Obverse Designer: Robert B. Hughes
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.49 Grams
ASW: 0.0720oz
Melt Value: $1.35 (9/16/2014)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1854 O ARROWS 10C MS obverse 1854 O ARROWS 10C MS reverse

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Description & Analysis

The 1854 O dime is fairly common in the lesser circulated grades, becoming only moderately scarce a the XF level. Mint State pieces are likewise scarce, with gems being very rare. Most survivors are a bit poorly struck, particularly at Liberty's head. The example illustrated is particularly deficient in strike at the borders.

There are few true varieties for 1854 O dimes, mostly just die state oddities that possess little attraction to collectors. One exception, perhaps, is the reverse die on which the mintmark was punched into the die at a steep angle. The bottom of the O is well defined, while the top fades into the coin's field. F-102 with a shattered obverse die is also collectable.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 1/3/2014

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1854 O ARROWS 10C MS
Base $ 18.00 21.00 28.00 40.00 95.00 95.00 220 255 300 350 500 550 625 1075 1875 3900 6450 15000 - - -
$ 110 240 280 330 380 550 600 700 1175 2200 4400 8100 16500 -
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Total Graded: 81
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67

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Auction Prices Realized

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6/27/2005 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 586 $264.50
9/21/2005 NGC MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2005 September Long Beach Signature Auction #384, 384/Lot# 2345 $6,900.00
2/14/2007 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2007 Long Beach, CA Signature Coin Auction #430, 430/Lot# 2883 $2,300.00
4/16/2008 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2008 April Rosemont, IL (CSNS) Signature Coin Auction #1104, 1104/Lot# 560 $2,530.00
2/26/2012 NGC Details VF Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/26/2012, 9/Lot# 35098 $23.00
3/8/2012 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2012 March 8-9 US Coin Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1168/Lot# 3252 $1,495.00
7/29/2012 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 3319, 3319/Lot# 1411 $200.00
10/17/2012 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 1338 $1,271.90

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1854 O ARROWS 10C MS
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 4403
Owner: yeoldeone
Grade: MS 62
Points: 847
Owner: mania
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