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: $1.12 (5/23/2019)
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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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 100
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 65

The chart showing 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: 5/21/2019 1842 O 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-92101731764210-25463-----100
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Total-92101731764210-25463-----100
 -9 %2 %10 %17 %3 %17 %6 %4 %2 %10 %-2 %5 %4 %6 %3 %----- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
3/18/2012 NGC VF 25   Teletrade Auction 3243, 3243/Lot# 1566 $172.50
8/8/2013 NGC AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2013 August 8 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Rosemont Session(1), 1188/Lot# 3495 $822.50
8/30/2013 NGC XF 45   Stack's Bowers The September 2013 Philadelphia Auction, 195/Lot# 4344 $338.40
6/3/2014 NGC XF 40   Stack's Bowers June 2014 Baltimore, 6021/Lot# 3775 $252.63
7/20/2014 PCGS   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/20/2014, 197/Lot# 207804 $315.33
1/4/2015 PCGS MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 837, 846/Lot# 1272 $3,757.00
1/14/2018 PCGS VF 25   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131804/Lot# 27277 $168.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1842 10C MS O
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base54596713147790810811928200921612495291031943386390245657543795083738812954912131
56628824662196613631955206022722633300532583558412355587679809185199058104100
0000001363195520602272263330053258355841235558767980918519905800
0000001646198221102384277230993322373043446550781482328666930300
Competitive Registry Sets
CategoriesSets
US Type Set, including Modern Issues 730
Basic US Type Set, No Gold (7070) 475
Basic US Type Set, with Gold (7070 + Page 5) 447
US Type Set, 1792-1964 308
Half Dollar Type Set 273
Lettered Edge Half Dollars, 1807-1836, Circulation Issue 145
Dime Type Set 143
19th Century Series Type Set, Non-Proofs Only 94
Early Half Dollars, 1794-1839, Circulation Issue 77
Seated Liberty Dimes, 1837-1891, Circulation Issue 68
19th Century Series Type Set, Non-Proofs Only - No Gold 61
19th Century Series Type Set, Proofs & Non-Proofs - No Gold 58
19th Century Series Type Set, Proofs & Non-Proofs 55
US Type Set, 1792-1964, Circulated Coins Only 50
Seated Liberty Dimes, 1837-1891, One-Per-Date, Mint State & Proof 33
Basic US Type Set, No Gold (7070), Circulated Coins Only 33
Basic US Type Set, with Gold (7070 + Page 5), Circulated Coins Only 25
19th Century Series Type Set, Circulated Coins Only 21
19th Century Series Type Set, Circulated Coins Only (No Gold) 20
19th Century Series Type Set, Proofs Only - No Gold 18
19th Century Series Type Set, Proofs Only 17
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 8
Early Half Dollars, 1794-1836, complete by All Overton Prime Varieties 7
Seated Liberty Dimes, 1837-1891, Circulated Coins Only 6
Seated Liberty Dimes, 1837-1891, Top 100 Varieties 2
Seated Liberty Dimes, Type Set, 1837-1891, Circulation Issue 2
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