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 (8/29/2015)
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: 7/24/2015

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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: 208
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67

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1/3/1996 NGC MS 64   Teletrade Auction 0803, 803/Lot# 315 $348.80
1/25/2004 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg January 25-28, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 23/Lot# 1907 $368.00
3/6/2008 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 227, 233/Lot# 5336 $460.00
9/17/2008 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2008 September Long Beach, CA US Coin Signature Auction #1116, 1116/Lot# 1686 $1,840.00
2/2/2012 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2012 February 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(4), 1167/Lot# 7971 $264.50
10/17/2012 NGC MS 66   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 1384 $2,012.50
9/7/2014 PCGS MS 67   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/07/2014, 191/Lot# 183516 $7,700.00

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