Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 300,000
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: $1.22 (7/5/2015)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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1849 O 10C MS obverse 1849 O 10C MS reverse

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Description & Analysis

This was the first issue of dimes from New Orleans since 1845. It is another fairly low mintage entry that is readily available in worn condition but becomes increasingly rare at or near Mint State. Gems are essentially unknown, but the coin illustrated proves that at least a few unworn examples survive.

1849 O dimes were coined with either the Small O or Large O mintmarks used in previous years. These are of approximately similar availability overall, but the Small O (photos) dimes seem to be more often seen in higher grades. One Small O variety also has a repunched date.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/24/2014

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1849 O 10C MS
Base $ 18.00 33.00 67.00 185 400 875 975 1300 2050 2900 3400 6600 13250 - - - - - -
$ 440 950 1075 1450 2250 3200 3750 8000 15000 - - - -

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Total Graded: 78
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 64

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Auction Prices Realized

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2/11/2007 NGC MS 62   Goldberg February 11-14, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 39/Lot# 1298 $3,220.00
4/28/2010 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2010 April-May Milwaukee, WI CSNS US Coin Auction #1139, 1139/Lot# 7982 $634.80
1/30/2011 PCGS VF 20   Teletrade Auction 3004, 3004/Lot# 1611 $149.50
2/3/2011 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2011 February Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(4), 1152/Lot# 7805 $431.25
2/24/2013 NGC AU 50   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/24/2013, 63/Lot# 51053 $623.33
4/24/2013 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(8), 1184/Lot# 7827 $199.75
3/16/2014 PCGS MS 95   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 795, 804/Lot# 297 $25.00
8/8/2014 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 3252 $1,706.10
7/11/2014 NGC F 12   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 5578 $111.63

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1849 O 10C MS
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 3194
Owner: Grand Tour
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