Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 1,291,600
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.6700g
ASW: 0.0773oz
Melt Value: $1.35 (5/29/2017)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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1839 O 10C MS obverse 1839 O 10C MS reverse

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Description & Analysis

The first significant coinage of dimes at the New Orleans Mint occurred in 1839. Though scarcer than its Philadelphia Mint counterpart across all grades, the 1839 O dime is not rare in worn condition. Mint State pieces are quite elusive, and gems are genuinely rare. As a general rule, New Orleans Mint dimes are more likely to reveal isolated areas of striking weakness and die erosion that are those of the Philadelphia Mint, and this is true of the 1839 O issue.

Three different sizes of O mintmark were employed this year. The rarest is the Very Large O found on 1838 O dimes. In fact, this was the very same die used for the previous date. Slightly scarce is the Medium O mintmark, while that most often seen is the Large O (photos). One die featuring this mintmark has it boldly repunched (FS-501), and this date also includes four Top 100 varieties.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/22/2016

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1839 O 10C MS
Base $ 23.00 28.00 38.00 75.00 190 390 440 575 800 950 1050 1350 1900 5650 8450 17500 35000 45000 - -
$ - - - - 875 - - 1600 2300 6850 10500 20000 40000 -

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Total Graded: 83
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 68

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3/9/2009 NGC XF 40   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 344, 350/Lot# 362 $126.50
1/29/2012 NGC MS 62   Teletrade Auction 3215, 3215/Lot# 1495 $925.00
11/18/2012 PCGS AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/18/2012, 49/Lot# 83911 $661.11
11/15/2013 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2013 November 15 - 16 Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection, Part II Signature Auction - New York Session(4), 1190/Lot# 34227 $940.00
6/28/2015 PCGS AU 50   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131527/Lot# 21049 $470.00
7/17/2015 PCGS   Stack's Bowers July 2015 Baltimore Auction, 6105/Lot# 4212 $188.00
4/3/2016 PCGS XF 40   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131615/Lot# 23534 $199.75
7/7/2016 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2016 July 7 - 10 Summer FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Summer FUN Session(1), 1237/Lot# 3353 $2,056.25

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1839 O 10C MS
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Grade: XF 45
Points: 663
Owner: Francis C
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