Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 40,000
Catalog: KM-92
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.49 Grams
ASW: 0.0720oz
Melt Value: $1.14 (10/10/2015)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1860 O 10C MS obverse 1860 O 10C MS reverse

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There are no NGC varieties for this coin.

Description & Analysis

The 1860 O dime is every bit as rare as its small mintage suggests. Examples are seldom seen across all grades, and Mint State pieces are great rarities. The coin illustrated is as fine as this date comes, though it does reveal some weakness at the upper left portion of the wreath. This would prove to be a typical flaw for dimes of this type, except when exceptionally well struck.

The mintmark is quite small, as was no doubt the case with the reverse dies shipped to New Orleans for 1861's dime coinage. The onset of the Civil War, however, aborted any such coinage, and dimes were not again issued by the New Orleans Mint until the final year of this type, 1891. That date features a much larger O mintmark.


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Total Graded: 45
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: VF
High Grade: 67

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7/14/1997 NGC VF 25   Teletrade Auction 0962, 962/Lot# 1237 $891.00
11/6/2006 NGC F 12   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 112, 117/Lot# 573 $1,725.00
9/14/2008 NGC MS 66   Goldberg September 14-16, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 48/Lot# 779 $1,265.00
7/12/2012 PCGS VF 20   Heritage Auctions 2012 July 12-15 US Coin Summer FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(1), 1172/Lot# 3400 $1,955.00
10/17/2012 PCGS VF 20   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 1347 $1,725.00
11/29/2012 NGC FA 2   Heritage Auctions 2012 November 29 - December 2 US Coin Signature Auction - Houston Session(4), 1177/Lot# 8335 $411.25
6/30/2013 PCGS AG 3   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/30/2013, 81/Lot# 121977 $501.10
10/10/2014 PCGS   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 14716 $411.25

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