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: $1.15 (4/27/2015)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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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: 7/24/2014

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1891 O 10C MS
Base $ 15.00 18.00 22.00 30.00 50.00 90.00 100.00 125 170 215 305 365 575 1600 2950 9250 - - -
$ 60.00 100.00 110 135 185 235 335 400 750 1775 4100 10500 -

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Total Graded: 208
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67

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7/26/2003 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2003 July Baltimore, MD. Signature Sale #328, 328/Lot# 6566 $1,380.00
1/29/2009 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 328, 334/Lot# 8599 $287.50
9/6/2009 PCGS AU 55   Goldberg September 6-8, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 54/Lot# 2596 $92.00
6/14/2011 NGC Details XF Details  Teletrade Auction 3084, 3084/Lot# 1053 $18.00
7/7/2013 PCGS Genuine AU   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131329/Lot# 20175 $41.00
7/27/2013 NGC MS 64   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 30398 $528.75
6/29/2014 PCGS MS 67   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/29/2014, 187/Lot# 183516 $7,700.00

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