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: $1.33 (6/1/2020)
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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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: 74
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: 5/26/2020 1856 O 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base42-311251-99--49105-----74
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Total42-311251-99--49105-----74
 5%3%-4%15%3%7%1%-12%12%--5%12%14%7%----- 

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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