Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 2,020,000
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 (8/29/2015)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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1842 O 10C MS obverse 1842 O 10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

With its sizable mintage the 1842 O dime is readily available in grades up through F-12. It becomes decidedly scarce in higher circulated grades and genuinely rare in Mint State. Gems are all but unknown. This issue is seldom found fully struck, with weakness noted at the opposing relief points of Liberty's head and the bow.

The Small O mintmark reverse is more scarce than the Medium O (photos). The late die states of both are collectable and are included within the Top 100.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/15/2015

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1842 O 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 15.00 17.00 32.00 140 400 1225 1325 1600 2150 3400 4050 5500 7800 24000 - - - - -
$ 460 - - - - - - 6000 - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 80
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 65


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9/7/2011 PCGS VF 30   Heritage Auctions 2011 September Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(4), 1159/Lot# 7453 $207.00
1/3/2012 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(9), 1166/Lot# 10291 $431.25
7/26/2012 NGC AU 55   Stack's Bowers The August 2012 Philadelphia ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 140/Lot# 5535 $1,063.75
2/11/2013 NGC Details AU Details  Teletrade Auction 3417, 3417/Lot# 1417 $280.00
5/12/2013 PCGS VF 30   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131321/Lot# 24818 $176.25
6/30/2013 PCGS VF 35   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 758, 767/Lot# 153 $430.00
7/20/2014 PCGS   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/20/2014, 197/Lot# 207804 $315.33
5/12/2015 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2015 May 12 The Eugene H. Gardner Collection III US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1228/Lot# 98224 $14,100.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1842 O 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base54596713147790810811928200921612495291031943386390245657543795083738812954912131
56628824662196613631955206022722633300532583558412355587679809185199058104100
0000001363195520602272263330053258355841235558767980918519905800
0000001646198221102384277230993322373043446550781482328666930300
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