Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 1,770,000
Catalog: KM-77
Obverse Designer: Robert B. Hughes
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.49 Grams
ASW: 0.0720oz
Melt Value: $1.05 (8/28/2015)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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1854 O ARROWS 10C MS obverse 1854 O ARROWS 10C MS reverse

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Description & Analysis

The 1854 O dime is fairly common in the lesser circulated grades, becoming only moderately scarce a the XF level. Mint State pieces are likewise scarce, with gems being very rare. Most survivors are a bit poorly struck, particularly at Liberty's head. The example illustrated is particularly deficient in strike at the borders.

There are few true varieties for 1854 O dimes, mostly just die state oddities that possess little attraction to collectors. One exception, perhaps, is the reverse die on which the mintmark was punched into the die at a steep angle. The bottom of the O is well defined, while the top fades into the coin's field. F-102 with a shattered obverse die is also collectable.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/20/2015

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1854 O ARROWS 10C MS
Base $ 18.00 21.00 28.00 40.00 95.00 220 255 300 340 525 600 1075 1950 4450 8100 16100 - - -
$ 110 - 280 330 375 575 675 1175 2250 5000 10500 - -

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Total Graded: 86
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 67

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9/17/2003 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2003 September Long Beach Signature Sale #330, 330/Lot# 6384 $3,220.00
5/4/2005 PCGS F 12   Heritage Auctions 2005 St. Louis, MO (CSNS) Signature Auction #372, 372/Lot# 8244 $92.00
6/27/2005 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 586 $264.50
1/3/2011 NGC MS 62   Stack's Bowers The January 2011 Tampa Bay Rarities Sale, 70/Lot# 378 $862.50
2/12/2012 NGC Details UNC Details  Teletrade Auction 3223, 3223/Lot# 1424 $170.00
2/26/2012 NGC Details VF Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/26/2012, 9/Lot# 35098 $23.00
6/5/2013 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2013 June 5 - 9 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(6), 1186/Lot# 7623 $470.00
8/8/2013 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2013 August 8 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Rosemont Session(1), 1188/Lot# 3501 $6,462.50
3/16/2014 PCGS MS 98   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 795, 804/Lot# 298 $32.00

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1854 O ARROWS 10C MS
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 847
Owner: mania
Grade: XF 40
Points: 131
Owner: Durham Collection
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