Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 150,000
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: $1.31 (9/22/2017)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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1843 O 10C MS obverse 1843 O 10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

As its mintage suggests, this is a very scarce entry in the Seated Liberty Dime series. Circulated examples are in constant demand from collectors. Compounding the difficulty in finding one in the higher circulated grades is the fact that most are weakly struck, though not always in the same place. Mint State pieces are all but unknown.

There are no collectable varieties, and the entire mintage was produced with a single reverse die leftover from 1842 and having the Medium O mintmark.

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Last Updated: 9/22/2016

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 51
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: F
High Grade: 58


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12/12/2011 PCGS VG 10   Teletrade Auction 3188, 3188/Lot# 1799 $220.00
7/11/2014 NGC VG 8   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 5574 $177.43
7/11/2014 NGC F 15   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 5573 $493.50
10/8/2014 PCGS VF 35   Heritage Auctions 2014 October 8 - 13 PNG New York Invitational US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1210/Lot# 3360 $1,292.50
10/10/2014 NGC VF 25   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 14705 $734.38
7/26/2015 NGC G 6   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131531/Lot# 21097 $123.38


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