Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 1,180,000
Catalog: KM-A63.2
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht and Robert B. Hughes
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.49g
ASW: 0.0723oz
Melt Value: $1.38 (9/29/2016)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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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: 9/22/2016

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1856 O 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 20.00 25.00 35.00 50.00 145 290 380 490 610 725 835 1075 1600 3400 6150 - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 63
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 65


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2/11/2007 NGC MS 65   Goldberg February 11-14, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 39/Lot# 1299 $5,463.00
6/1/2011 PCGS XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2011 June Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(4), 1156/Lot# 7741 $161.00
6/26/2011 NGC Details XF Details  Teletrade Auction 3090, 3090/Lot# 1492 $35.00
8/2/2012 PCGS XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2012 August 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Philadelphia Session(5), 1173/Lot# 7797 $188.00
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
1/17/2016 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131604/Lot# 27138 $105.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1856 O 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base5054671061634095867649581138120613631505173021433126436146344918521557177506
51588012524546864582910181161125814101580186824713538445247295017538263130
00000064582910181161125814101580186824713538445247295017538200
00000070589310781183131114581655200527983949454348235116555000
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 3126
Owner: Gerry Fortin
 
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