Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 1,180,000
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht and Robert B. Hughes
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.4900g
ASW: 0.0723oz
Melt Value: $1.23 (12/15/2019)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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1856 O 10C MS obverse 1856 O 10C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Despite a generous mintage, it seems that the attrition rate for 1856 O dimes was very high. Examples are slightly scarce across all grades, and ones grading XF and higher are very scarce. A fair number of Mint State pieces have survived, including a smattering of gems.

Three die marriages are known having the Medium O reverse leftover from earlier years. This mintmark size is scarce and commands some premium. With the Large O die marriages there are two repunched dates that are quite pronounced.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/31/2019

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1856 O 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 20.00 25.00 35.00 50.00 140 350 490 680 780 810 910 975 1400 3400 6250 - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 72
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 55
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: 12/10/2019 1856 O 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base42-310241-99--49105-----72
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Total42-310241-99--49105-----72
 6 %3 %-4 %14 %3 %6 %1 %-13 %13 %--6 %13 %14 %7 %----- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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Price
2/11/2007 NGC MS 65   Goldberg February 11-14, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 39/Lot# 1299 $5,463.00
7/31/2009 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2009 August Los Angeles, CA US Coin Auction #1128, 1128/Lot# 470 $2,300.00
6/26/2011 NGC Details XF Details  Teletrade Auction 3090, 3090/Lot# 1492 $35.00
2/22/2013 PCGS AU 55   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 6955 $442.98
3/21/2013 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2013 March 21 -22 & 24 US Coin Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1183/Lot# 7454 $940.00
11/2/2014 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131445/Lot# 23226 $146.88
2/16/2017 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2017 February 16 - 19 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(6), 1252/Lot# 7338 $329.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1856 O 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base378110214320147769590811241369148315151619168320483194421746344918521557177506
528811616229355076698012061407149415501640180524303535435647295017538263130
00000076698012061407149415501640180524303535435647295017538200
000000837105212871445150415841662192628123876449548235116555000
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 3194
Owner: Gerry Fortin
 
Grade: AU 55
Points: 1369
Owner: Beau Newman
 
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