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: $1.21 (6/3/2015)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1859 O 10C MS obverse 1859 O 10C MS reverse


  
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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: 1/3/2014

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1859 O 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 16.00 19.00 28.00 45.00 100.00 190 235 270 350 450 500 650 1425 2950 4500 9500 19000 - -
$ 125 215 260 300 385 500 550 725 1600 3300 5750 11000 -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 117
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 68


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6/7/2015 MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2015 June 4 - 7 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(2), 1221/Lot# 3860


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3/20/2003 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2003 Charlotte ANA National Money Signature Sale #316, 316/Lot# 5529 $1,725.00
5/8/2011 PCGS VF 35   Teletrade Auction 3061, 3061/Lot# 1295 $63.25
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
8/18/2013 PCGS MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 765, 774/Lot# 27 $700.00
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


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1859 O 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base5963761151833664375976957649089661066113813332068298536395049668572879415
6067891382443904906307188129279991090120315782374320341095594688679960
0000004906307188129279991090120315782374320341095594688600
00000054466274186094710331114126818232679342145796140708600
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 5049
Owner: yeoldeone
 
Grade: MS 65
Points: 2985
Owner: yuylsworld
 
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