Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 40,000
Catalog: KM-92
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.49g
ASW: 0.0723oz
Melt Value: $1.27 (10/21/2016)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1860 O 10C MS obverse 1860 O 10C MS reverse

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Description & Analysis

The 1860 O dime is every bit as rare as its small mintage suggests. Examples are seldom seen across all grades, and Mint State pieces are great rarities. The coin illustrated is as fine as this date comes, though it does reveal some weakness at the upper left portion of the wreath. This would prove to be a typical flaw for dimes of this type, except when exceptionally well struck.

The mintmark is quite small, as was no doubt the case with the reverse dies shipped to New Orleans for 1861's dime coinage. The onset of the Civil War, however, aborted any such coinage, and dimes were not again issued by the New Orleans Mint until the final year of this type, 1891. That date features a much larger O mintmark.


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Last Updated: 9/22/2016

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Total Graded: 47
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: VF
High Grade: 67

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7/14/1997 NGC VF 25   Teletrade Auction 0962, 962/Lot# 1237 $891.00
9/4/2011 NGC AU 58   Goldberg September 4-6, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 65/Lot# 963 $7,590.00
5/30/2012 PCGS VF 30   Heritage Auctions 2012 May 30- June 3 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(1), 1171/Lot# 3487 $2,875.00
7/12/2012 PCGS VF 20   Heritage Auctions 2012 July 12-15 US Coin Summer FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(1), 1172/Lot# 3400 $1,955.00
10/18/2012 NGC VF 30   Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(2), 1175/Lot# 3919 $1,997.50
8/18/2013 PCGS VG 8   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 765, 774/Lot# 29 $925.00
6/8/2014 PCGS F 12   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/08/2014, 202/Lot# 193970 $1,211.10
10/10/2014 PCGS   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 14716 $411.25

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