Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 430,000
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 (7/4/2015)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1852 O 10C MS obverse 1852 O 10C MS reverse

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There are no NGC varieties for this coin.

Description & Analysis

A single obverse die was paired with two reverses to complete this mintage. Some six 1852-dated obverse dies had been shipped to the New Orleans Mint, but these were destroyed at the end of the year.

This issue is moderately scarce in circulated grades and somewhat rare in Mint State, but it is not as rare as the 1851 O dime. The unworn survivors are likely the remnants of coins that were withheld from circulation due to being worth more than face value at the time. When the price of silver fell during the mid 1870s, such coins could have been placed in circulation, and it's likely that this is when most of the worn pieces found today earned their wear.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/24/2014

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1852 O 10C MS
Base $ 20.00 38.00 68.00 120 340 570 675 975 1275 1750 2800 3350 4800 9750 18000 - - - -
$ 370 630 750 1075 1375 1900 3150 3650 5450 12500 - - -

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Total Graded: 50
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 66

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Auction Prices Realized

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6/9/1999 PCGS MS 62   Teletrade Auction 1173, 1173/Lot# 1337 $1,296.00
6/12/2006 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 91, 96/Lot# 387 $782.00
8/2/2012 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2012 August 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Philadelphia Session(1), 1173/Lot# 3180 $1,116.25
12/13/2012 NGC AU 58   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20086/Lot# 1087 $1,111.00
8/8/2013 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2013 August 8 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Rosemont Session(1), 1188/Lot# 3497 $3,525.00
2/23/2014 PCGS AU 50   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/23/2014, 182/Lot# 167564 $507.11
7/11/2014 NGC VF 35   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 5579 $193.88
1/25/2015 PCGS XF 40   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131505/Lot# 22125 $258.50

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1852 O 10C MS
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 6545
Owner: Gerry Fortin
Grade: MS 62
Points: 2910
Owner: Gerry Fortin
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