Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 2,007,500
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: $1.13 (9/1/2015)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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1841 O 10C MS obverse 1841 O 10C MS reverse

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Description & Analysis

A large mintage has made the 1841 O dime fairly common in circulated grades, though the same cannot be said for Mint State pieces. There were then no collectors of such coins to preserve them, and only a handful of pieces have survived by mere chance.

Both the Small O (photos) and Medium O mintmarks of 1840 were employed for this issue. The former is slightly more common, but the Large O carries no premium.

Of far greater interest to variety collectors is the New Orleans Mint's use of two obsolete reverse dies having the Closed Bud wreath typical of 1837-40 No Drapery dimes. These were paired with the normal Hughes obverse to create very rare transitional mules. One features the Small O mintmark and is slightly the more available of the two, while the other displays the Large O mintmark from 1839-40.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/15/2015

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1841 O 10C MS
Base $ 15.00 23.00 35.00 65.00 145 255 300 460 685 1000 1300 2150 4000 10500 - - - - -
$ 160 - 330 510 750 - - 2500 5300 - - - -

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Total Graded: 87
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 67

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8/2/1997 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 1997 ANA Signature Sale #175, 175/Lot# 6148 $2,645.00
8/30/2007 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday Sale - Internet Auction # 173, 179/Lot# 5323 $1,046.50
12/4/2008 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2008 December Houston, TX Signature Coin Auction #1118, 1118/Lot# 7510 $690.00
3/19/2012 PCGS VF 25   Teletrade Auction 3244, 3244/Lot# 1155 $80.00
6/30/2013 PCGS Genuine XF   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/30/2013, 81/Lot# 121980 $27.00
12/1/2013 PCGS Genuine AU   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131350/Lot# 22123 $131.60
7/18/2014 PCGS XF 45   Stack's Bowers IAuction 3491, 6042/Lot# 21088 $170.38

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1841 O 10C MS
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Grade: AU 53
Points: 820
Owner: G & R coins
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