Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 4,540,000
Catalog: KM-A92
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.50 Grams
ASW: 0.0723oz
Melt Value: $1.42 (4/16/2014)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1891 O 10C MS obverse 1891 O 10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The New Orleans Mint was reactivated in 1879 primarily to assist with the huge volume of silver dollar coinage. It was not called upon to strike fractional silver until 1891, and this became the sole O-Mint entry in the Legend Obverse type beyond the rare 1860 O dime.

This issue is common across most grades, a consequence of its high mintage. Only at the gem level does it become scarce. Dozens of die marriages have been recorded, and many of these include repunched dates and/or mintmarks. Prominent are the several Top 100 varieties recognized by NGC under its VarietyPlus Service.

GRADE SUMMARY

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 1/3/2014

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1891 O 10C MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 201
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67


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4/27/2014 MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2014 April 23 - 27 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(2), 1204/Lot# 4137


Auction Prices Realized

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1/25/2004 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg January 25-28, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 23/Lot# 1907 $368.00
4/9/2007 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2007 Dallas, TX Signature Coin Auction #450, 450/Lot# 540 $2,415.00
3/6/2008 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 227, 233/Lot# 5336 $460.00
2/18/2009 PCGS MS 62   Teletrade Auction 2655, 2655/Lot# 1181 $241.50
1/3/2011 NGC MS 64   Stack's Bowers The January 2011 Tampa Bay Rarities Sale, 70/Lot# 412 $373.75
2/2/2012 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2012 February 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(4), 1167/Lot# 7971 $264.50
11/29/2012 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2012 November 29 - December 2 US Coin Signature Auction - Houston Session(4), 1177/Lot# 8387 $235.00
8/8/2013 NGC MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2013 August 8 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Rosemont Session(1), 1188/Lot# 3517 $5,312.18


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