Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 4,540,000
Catalog: KM-A92
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.50 Grams
ASW: 0.0723oz
Melt Value: $1.06 (7/28/2015)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1891 O 10C MS obverse 1891 O 10C MS reverse

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Description & Analysis

The New Orleans Mint was reactivated in 1879 primarily to assist with the huge volume of silver dollar coinage. It was not called upon to strike fractional silver until 1891, and this became the sole O-Mint entry in the Legend Obverse type beyond the rare 1860 O dime.

This issue is common across most grades, a consequence of its high mintage. Only at the gem level does it become scarce. Dozens of die marriages have been recorded, and many of these include repunched dates and/or mintmarks. Prominent are the several Top 100 varieties recognized by NGC under its VarietyPlus Service.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/24/2015

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1891 O 10C MS
Base $ 16.00 20.00 25.00 35.00 55.00 90.00 100.00 130 180 235 315 380 575 1700 3250 9750 - - -
$ - - 115 150 195 250 - 425 700 2250 4200 - -

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Total Graded: 207
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67

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Auction Prices Realized

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11/17/1995 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 1995 Santa Clara Bullet Sale #145, 145/Lot# 289 $192.50
1/25/2004 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg January 25-28, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 23/Lot# 1908 $207.00
11/3/2005 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2005 November Dallas, TX Signature Auction #388, 388/Lot# 922 $1,610.00
1/29/2009 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 328, 334/Lot# 8599 $287.50
5/31/2011 PCGS Genuine Genuine   Teletrade Auction 3076, 3076/Lot# 1076 $26.00
6/14/2011 NGC MS 64   Stack's Bowers The June 2011 Baltimore Auction, 92/Lot# 2342 $379.50
9/25/2013 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2013 September 25 - 29 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(7), 1189/Lot# 7659 $558.13
9/7/2014 PCGS MS 67   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/07/2014, 191/Lot# 183516 $7,700.00

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