Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 510,000
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: $2.13 (5/8/2021)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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1850 O 10C MS obverse 1850 O 10C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Despite a mintage of some half million pieces, the 1850 O dime is noticeably scarce in the higher circulated grades and rare in Mint State. Gems are essentially unknown.

Three different mintmark sizes appear on this issue. Since dies were prepared in similar batches, these oddities represent several generations of leftover reverses. The Small O (photos) and Medium O mintmarks are both scarce, while the Large O mintmark comprises the majority of pieces seen.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/12/2019

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1850 O 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 25.00 35.00 60.00 105 400 700 750 1300 1650 1500 1700 3250 3000 4850 7750 18500 40000 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 32
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 45
High Grade: 63

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, 66 series, 67 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 5/4/2021 1850 O 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-33462-1332-221-------32
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Total-33462-1332-221---1---33
 -9%9%12%18%6%-3%9%9%6%-6%6%3%---3%--- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1850 O 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base591021432376951028128413931450203323022495264333453817439649466616884995511033313064
731161743908061113132014121644212323662544287735024010457955037360908398121124313717
0000001320141216442123236625442877350240104579550373609083981200
00000013571431183922122431259431113660420347636059810593171007200
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 9083
Owner: Gerry Fortin
 
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