Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 230,000
Catalog: KM-63.2
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht and Robert B. Hughes
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.67g
ASW: 0.0773oz
Melt Value: $1.57 (7/29/2016)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1845 O 10C MS obverse 1845 O 10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The mintage of dimes at the New Orleans Mint in 1845 was sufficient that well worn pieces may be found without too much searching. This issue becomes decidedly scarce in grades VF and higher with Mint State examples being all but non-existent.

With its modest mintage, just a single pair of dies was used for the 1845 O dime. At least, that was the thinking until an example having a very thick mintmark surfaced. It's not yet certain whether this is the same die with retooling or an entirely new die.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/17/2015

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1845 O 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 50.00 110 175 500 1125 2450 3100 4400 5650 7500 10500 23000 - - - - - - 155000 -
$ 1375 - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 45
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 40
High Grade: 62


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2/22/2013 PCGS VF 30   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 6951 $440.63
8/8/2013 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2013 August 8 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Rosemont Session(5), 1188/Lot# 5558 $16,450.00
8/18/2013 PCGS MS 98   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 765, 774/Lot# 24 $185.00
9/23/2013 PCGS XF 40   Teletrade Auction 3449, 3449/Lot# 1271 $700.00
11/1/2013 PCGS Genuine XF   Heritage Auctions 2013 November 1 - 3 US Coin Signature Auction - New York Session(5), 1191/Lot# 7436 $282.00
10/12/2014 PCGS VG 8   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/12/2014, 190/Lot# 225668 $132.00
10/8/2014 PCGS AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2014 October 8 - 13 PNG New York Invitational US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1210/Lot# 3363 $2,173.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1845 O 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11912327252711731886196926712936344739024361504970777465786982898725917896561376215252
12017335774214111914220327593106359940554590572572067600800984348876933711025142590
00000022032759310635994055459057257206760080098434887693371102500
00000024372848327737504208482064017336773481498580902794971239300
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Grade: VF 30
Points: 1173
Owner: ddr70
 
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