Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 1,540,000
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: $1.42 (7/23/2016)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1857 O 10C MS obverse 1857 O 10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1857 O dime is the first New Orleans entry in this series that is fairly available in Mint State. Well struck examples are also plentiful, making this issue a candidate for the type collector.

Its generous mintage derived from Director Snowden's policy of paying out silver in exchange for silver bullion deposits. This led to a distressing overproduction of fractional silver coins, and the policy was rescinded by 1859.

This issue is known with either the Medium O or Large O (photos) mintmark, the latter being the more common variety. F-101b also features a shattered reverse die.

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Last Updated: 7/20/2015

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1857 O 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 14.00 17.00 26.00 38.00 100.00 220 260 300 385 450 540 575 775 1350 3000 5000 11000 - - -
$ 125 - 285 330 425 - - 635 950 1700 3350 6700 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 184
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 68


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11/15/2001 NGC MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2001 November Santa Clara Signature Sale #275, 275/Lot# 5445 $3,565.00
3/13/2005 PCGS MS 63   Teletrade Auction 2012, 2012/Lot# 1187 $632.50
6/2/2005 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2005 June Long Beach Signature Auction #376, 376/Lot# 5759 $2,300.00
1/31/2010 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg January 31 - February 3, 2010 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 57/Lot# 956 $460.00
10/23/2011 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131144/Lot# 20171 $138.00
2/3/2013 PCGS VF 30   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 737, 746/Lot# 121 $50.00
12/22/2013 NGC AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/22/2013, 106/Lot# 138010 $385.00
4/1/2014 NGC MS 63   Stack's Bowers March 2014 Baltimore Auction, 6008/Lot# 7607 $446.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1857 O 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base50546710615536643766374582096610661173127115051969296039845367568462188118
51588012222539051269077086999911021206134916602299330144455473586268510
00000051269077086999911021206134916602299330144455473586200
000000588718795917103311371238142718142630364349065578604000
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Grade: AU 50
Points: 663
Owner: TRT
 
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