Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 406,034
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.6700g
ASW: 0.0773oz
Melt Value: $2.13 (5/11/2021)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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1838 O 10C MS obverse 1838 O 10C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The Philadelphia Mint shipped two pairs of dime dies to the New Orleans Mint on April 9, but these did not arrive in the Crescent City until May 3. The first dimes were struck four days later, but these 30 pieces were earmarked for presentation purposes. The real coinage began in June, with a subsequent press run in July. A few thousand more were coined early the following year from the second pair of dies.

Why the obverse dies lacked stars is unclear, as all of those coined at the Philadelphia Mint in 1838 had these added by hand to each working die. This issue is thus popular with both type and date/mint collectors.

One of the two reverse dies features a repunched mintmark, but the overall rarity of this issue precludes any significant pursuit of varieties.

Most of the presentation pieces seem to have been lost, and precious few of the currency issue were preserved in Mint State. Such survivors are very rare, with nearly all known 1838 O dimes being quite worn. High grade examples may show erosion of the denticulated borders from overuse of the dies.

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Last Updated: 10/18/2019

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1838 O 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 85.00 105 275 455 875 1000 1250 2000 2300 3375 3950 5700 8850 9500 23250 33000 - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 201
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 45
High Grade: 66

The chart showing PrAg series, G series, VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 5/11/2021 1838 O 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base7112012382116751223-393842----201
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Total7112012382116751223-393842----201
 3%5%10%6%19%10%8%3%2%6%11%-1%4%1%4%2%1%---- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1838 O 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2723664637741410161916541707192824642643334534274048490050497228824786819133926811795
30339856798614801631167217812107252428773372363443324950577575688392883291781011012385
0000001672178121072524287733723634433249505775756883928832917800
0000001689185422852583311134003841461649996502790785368982922300
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Grade: VF 25
Points: 1410
Owner: rminger
 
Grade: VF 35
Points: 1410
Owner: S.J.H.
 
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