Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 290,000
Catalog: KM-A63.2
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 (2/27/2015)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1858 O 10C MS obverse 1858 O 10C MS reverse

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Description & Analysis

After several years of million-plus mintages for dimes at the New Orleans Mint, a mere 290,000 examples were struck there in 1858. This issue is moderately scarce in lower grades, very scarce grading VF or higher and quite rare in Mint State. Those few seen unworn are apt to be less than fully struck, the border denticles being particularly subject to incompleteness.

All 1858 O dimes were coined with the Large O mintmark, and there are no collectable varieties.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/24/2014

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1858 O 10C MS
Base $ 23.00 28.00 45.00 90.00 170 170 365 400 500 675 875 1000 1450 2250 3600 8000 18000 31500 - - -
$ 190 400 440 550 750 950 1100 1600 2500 4050 9000 - - -

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Total Graded: 48
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 67

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Auction Prices Realized

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9/7/2008 PCGS AU 50   Teletrade Auction 2581, 2581/Lot# 1459 $425.60
9/4/2011 PCGS AU 58   Goldberg September 4-6, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 65/Lot# 961 $506.00
9/30/2012 NGC VF 35   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131241/Lot# 28064 $89.00
11/3/2013 PCGS VF 20   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 776, 785/Lot# 98 $85.00
5/11/2014 NGC AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/11/2014, 179/Lot# 171258 $313.50
6/23/2014 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2014 June 23 The Eugene H. Gardner Collection of US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1213/Lot# 30257 $21,150.00
10/10/2014 PCGS XF 40   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 14712 $199.75
1/7/2015 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(8), 1216/Lot# 9768 $517.00

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1858 O 10C MS
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 5702
Owner: yeoldeone
Grade: MS 64
Points: 3281
Owner: Gerry Fortin
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