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: $1.99 (5/14/2021)
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: 4/11/2019

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1856 O 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 20.00 25.00 35.00 50.00 145 290 380 490 610 725 850 1050 1400 3400 6150 - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 79
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 65

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 5/11/2021 1856 O 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base43-511451199--4995-----79
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Total43-511451199--4995-----79
 5%4%-6%14%5%6%1%1%11%11%--5%11%11%6%----- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1856 O 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base378110214320147769590811241369148315151619168320483194421746344918521557177506
528811616229355076698012061407149415501640180524303535435647295017538263137881
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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