Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 480,000
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: $1.15 (10/14/2015)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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1859 O 10C MS obverse 1859 O 10C MS reverse

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There are no NGC varieties for this coin.

Description & Analysis

Though it had a slightly higher mintage than its Philadelphia Mint counterpart, the 1859 O dime is notably more scarce across all grades. This is generally true of New Orleans Mint dimes, as these circulated extensively in parts of the country far removed from the coin collecting population. Mint State examples are available, but scarce.

Both Medium O and Large O (photos) reverse dies were used this year, these from two different batches delivered in earlier years. The Medium O variety is slightly more scarce, but not enough to carry a premium.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/20/2015

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1859 O 10C MS
Base $ 16.00 20.00 28.00 50.00 110 220 265 310 370 440 575 700 1450 3000 5500 9500 20000 - -
$ 130 - 280 325 390 - - 800 2000 3300 6750 - -

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Total Graded: 120
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 68

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5/4/2005 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2005 St. Louis, MO (CSNS) Signature Auction #372, 372/Lot# 6466 $862.50
5/29/2007 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 145, 150/Lot# 625 $230.00
10/17/2010 PCGS AU 58   Teletrade Auction 2943, 2943/Lot# 1232 $322.00
8/15/2011 NGC MS 68   Stack's Bowers The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 115/Lot# 7288 $12,650.00
2/3/2013 NGC MS 66   Goldberg February 3-6, 2013 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 72/Lot# 1256 $3,450.00
2/7/2013 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2013 February 7 -8 & 10 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(1), 1182/Lot# 3327 $1,586.25
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# 98261 $4,112.50
2/5/2015 NGC MS 65   Stack's Bowers 2015 Americana Auction, 6070/Lot# 1422 $1,880.00

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