Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 1,540,000
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: $1.03 (3/30/2020)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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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 This led to a distressing overproduction of fractional silver coins, and the policy was rescinded by 1859.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: 8/30/2019

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1857 O 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 24.00 35.00 47.00 50.00 105 220 250 260 390 430 470 520 800 1000 2450 4375 10000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 600 - 1900 - 6700 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 187
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 68

The chart showing 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, 66 series, 67 series, 68 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 3/24/2020 1857 O 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-1111128441027-820263215971--187
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Total-1111128441027-821273215971--189
 -1%1%1%6%1%4%2%2%5%14%-4%11%14%17%8%5%4%1%-- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1857 O 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base419814319020138153966372574597410361095116615051707272735925158568462188118
6011315919426143458068473282199510561119127915722047301541145333586268510
00000058068473282199510561119127915722047301541145333586200
000000622704738898101510751142139216402387330446365509604000
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 1572
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 1166
Owner: SJDI
 
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