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 (9/1/2015)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
Link to this coin

1842 O 10C MS obverse 1842 O 10C MS reverse

Expand All    Collapse All

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.


Loading... Working...

Use the scroll bar at the bottom of this box to view a summary of the NGC Price Guide, NGC Census, Auction Prices Realized and NGC Registry Scores for each grade.

There was no data found for this Coin.

Select Designation


Select Grade

*To view the Census details for this coin, please sign in or sign up.

Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/15/2015

Click on a price to see historical prices, comparison charts and trends.

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

The World Coin Price Guide is independently compiled by Krause Publications’ NumisMaster. NGC makes this information available to its website visitors as a free service, but in no way does the information provided represent NGC’s official opinion or policy. For example, varieties listed in the World Coin Price Guide may not necessarily be recognized by NGC. Please contact NGC Customer Service with any questions.

NGC Price and Value Guides Disclaimer



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

Upcoming Auctions

Auction Prices Realized

A random selection of coins is shown below.

Auction House
Sale / Lot
1/19/2011 PCGS Genuine Genuine   Teletrade Auction 2999, 2999/Lot# 1313 $35.00
2/26/2012 NGC Details G Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/26/2012, 9/Lot# 35100 $16.00
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
9/6/2012 PCGS XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2012 September 6-9 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(4), 1174/Lot# 7788 $381.88
2/3/2013 PCGS VF 25   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 737, 746/Lot# 120 $150.00
8/25/2013 PCGS VF 35   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131336/Lot# 24610 $182.13
1/12/2014 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131403/Lot# 24528 $340.75

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1842 O 10C MS
Registry Image Gallery

No Images Found

Related Articles

The Coinage of 1842: Part Two

1/1/2007  — David Lange continues his in-depth retrospective of 1842 coinage.
View full article >
The Coinage of 1842: Part One

12/1/2006  — 1842 was a distinctive transition year for U.S. coin denominations, as David Lange demonstrates in the following retrospective.
View full article >

NGC Auction Central Disclaimer