Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 510,000
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 (10/8/2015)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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1850 O 10C MS obverse 1850 O 10C MS reverse

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Description & Analysis

Despite a mintage of some half million pieces, the 1850 O dime is noticeably scarce in the higher circulated grades and rare in Mint State. Gems are essentially unknown.

Three different mintmark sizes appear on this issue. Since dies were prepared in similar batches, these oddities represent several generations of leftover reverses. The Small O (photos) and Medium O mintmarks are both scarce, while the Large O mintmark comprises the majority of pieces seen.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/17/2015

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1850 O 10C MS
Base $ 18.00 27.00 50.00 105 250 450 525 775 1100 1600 2050 2800 4850 7750 18250 39750 - - -
$ 275 - 575 850 1300 - - - 5450 9000 - - -

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Total Graded: 24
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 63

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8/1/2012 NGC VF 20   Teletrade Auction 3322, 3322/Lot# 1556 $50.00
7/27/2013 NGC AU 53   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 30374 $705.00
11/10/2013 NGC F 15   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131347/Lot# 26467 $84.00
10/12/2014 PCGS XF 40   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131442/Lot# 25140 $258.50
10/27/2014 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2014 October 27 The Eugene H. Gardner Collection II US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1214/Lot# 98250 $14,100.00
1/7/2015 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(8), 1216/Lot# 9765 $822.50

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