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: $1.20 (5/5/2015)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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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: 3/10/2015

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1854 O ARROWS 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 18.00 21.00 28.00 40.00 95.00 220 255 300 350 550 625 1075 1875 3900 6450 16000 - - -
$ 110 240 280 330 380 600 700 1175 2200 4400 8100 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 84
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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4/5/2001 NGC MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2001 April Indianapolis, IN (CSNS) Signature Sale #256, 256/Lot# 6160 $5,462.50
9/17/2003 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2003 September Long Beach Signature Sale #330, 330/Lot# 6384 $3,220.00
6/27/2005 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 586 $264.50
9/27/2007 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2007 September Long Beach, CA Signature Coin Auction #446, 446/Lot# 949 $488.75
6/23/2010 PCGS VG 8   Teletrade Auction 2877, 2877/Lot# 1262 $29.00
1/3/2011 NGC MS 62   Stack's Bowers The January 2011 Tampa Bay Rarities Sale, 70/Lot# 378 $862.50
12/8/2011 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2011 December 8-11 US Coins Signature Auction- New York Session(4), 1162/Lot# 7777 $299.00
2/26/2012 NGC Details VF Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/26/2012, 9/Lot# 35098 $23.00
6/4/2014 NGC MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2014 June 4 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(3), 1206/Lot# 4404 $7,637.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1854 O ARROWS 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base67728511516335139566373582090811381206130317762385340642756089643770229094
69769513122636648468776384998511611238146119792725369648806205663277130
00000048468776384998511611238146119792725369648806205663200
000000574711792879106111831271161821823066398554846321682700
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 6089
Owner: yeoldeone
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 847
Owner: mania
 
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