Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 230,000
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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1845 O 10C MS obverse 1845 O 10C MS reverse

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Description & Analysis

The mintage of dimes at the New Orleans Mint in 1845 was sufficient that well worn pieces may be found without too much searching. This issue becomes decidedly scarce in grades VF and higher with Mint State examples being all but non-existent.

With its modest mintage, just a single pair of dies was used for the 1845 O dime. At least, that was the thinking until an example having a very thick mintmark surfaced. It's not yet certain whether this is the same die with retooling or an entirely new die.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/17/2015

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1845 O 10C MS
Base $ 50.00 110 175 500 1125 2450 3100 4400 5650 10500 23000 - - - - - - 155000 -
$ 1375 - - - - - - - - - - - -

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Total Graded: 43
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 40
High Grade: 62

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Auction Prices Realized

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1/9/2008 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2008 January Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Coin Auction #454, 454/Lot# 958 $1,380.00
9/21/2008 PCGS VF 20   Teletrade Auction 2587, 2587/Lot# 1336 $403.20
7/27/2013 NGC XF 40   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 1739 $528.75
8/18/2013 PCGS MS 98   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 765, 774/Lot# 24 $185.00
9/25/2013 NGC Details XF Details  Heritage Auctions 2013 September 25 - 29 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(7), 1189/Lot# 7634 $352.50
10/12/2014 PCGS VG 8   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/12/2014, 190/Lot# 225668 $132.00
10/8/2014 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2014 October 8 - 13 PNG New York Invitational US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1210/Lot# 3362 $1,175.00
10/8/2014 PCGS AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2014 October 8 - 13 PNG New York Invitational US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1210/Lot# 3364 $1,997.50

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1845 O 10C MS
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Grade: VF 30
Points: 1173
Owner: ddr70
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