Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 2,020,000
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht and Robert B. Hughes
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.6700g
ASW: 0.0773oz
Melt Value: $1.43 (2/22/2020)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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1842 O 10C MS obverse 1842 O 10C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

With its sizable mintage the 1842 O dime is readily available in grades up through F-12. It becomes decidedly scarce in higher circulated grades and genuinely rare in Mint State. Gems are all but unknown. This issue is seldom found fully struck, with weakness noted at the opposing relief points of Liberty's head and the bow.

The Small O mintmark reverse is more scarce than the Medium O (photos). The late die states of both are collectable and are included within the Top 100.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/12/2019

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1842 O 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 35.00 55.00 75.00 250 525 1100 1250 1350 2350 2700 3375 3825 5000 7000 18000 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 5750 - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 103
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 45
High Grade: 65

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.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 2/18/2020 1842 O 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base19211193176429-25463-----103
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Total19211193176429-25463-----103
 1%9%2%11%18%3%17%6%4%2%9%-2%5%4%6%3%----- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1842 O 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base81143220288725117314991799192820092671286031833376381744316545795083738812954912131
102169243434874128215991842195522302734296832473523402251367013809185199058104100
0000001599184219552230273429683247352340225136701380918519905800
0000001699188519822450279730753312367042265840748282328666930300
Competitive Registry Sets
CategoriesSets
US Type Set, including Modern Issues 862
Basic US Type Set, No Gold (7070) 567
Basic US Type Set, with Gold (7070 + Page 5) 509
US Type Set, 1792-1964 418
Half Dollar Type Set 330
Dime Type Set 184
Lettered Edge Half Dollars, 1807-1836, Circulation Issue 152
19th Century Series Type Set, Non-Proofs Only 120
US Type Set, 1792-1964, Circulated Coins Only 108
Early Half Dollars, 1794-1839, Circulation Issue 81
19th Century Series Type Set, Non-Proofs Only - No Gold 77
19th Century Series Type Set, Proofs & Non-Proofs 77
19th Century Series Type Set, Proofs & Non-Proofs - No Gold 77
Seated Liberty Dimes, 1837-1891, Circulation Issue 71
Basic US Type Set, No Gold (7070), Circulated Coins Only 65
Basic US Type Set, with Gold (7070 + Page 5), Circulated Coins Only 57
19th Century Series Type Set, Circulated Coins Only 45
19th Century Series Type Set, Circulated Coins Only (No Gold) 34
Seated Liberty Dimes, 1837-1891, One-Per-Date, Mint State & Proof 32
Seated Liberty Dimes, 1837-1891, Circulated Coins Only 23
19th Century Series Type Set, Proofs Only 22
19th Century Series Type Set, Proofs Only - No Gold 22
Seated Liberty Dimes, Legend on Reverse, 1837-1860, Circulation Issue 10
Early Half Dollars, 1794-1836, complete by All Overton Varieties and Die States 10
1842 Mint Set 9
Early Half Dollars, 1794-1836, complete by All Overton Prime Varieties 7
Seated Liberty Dimes, Type Set, 1837-1891, Circulation Issue 3
Seated Liberty Dimes, 1837-1891, Top 100 Varieties 1
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