Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 1,770,000
Catalog: KM-77
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: $1.09 (2/7/2016)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1854 O ARROWS 10C MS obverse 1854 O ARROWS 10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1854 O dime is fairly common in the lesser circulated grades, becoming only moderately scarce a the XF level. Mint State pieces are likewise scarce, with gems being very rare. Most survivors are a bit poorly struck, particularly at Liberty's head. The example illustrated is particularly deficient in strike at the borders.

There are few true varieties for 1854 O dimes, mostly just die state oddities that possess little attraction to collectors. One exception, perhaps, is the reverse die on which the mintmark was punched into the die at a steep angle. The bottom of the O is well defined, while the top fades into the coin's field. F-102 with a shattered obverse die is also collectable.

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1854 O ARROWS 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 18.00 21.00 28.00 40.00 95.00 220 255 300 340 525 600 1075 1950 4450 8100 16100 - - -
$ 110 - 280 330 375 575 675 1175 2250 5000 10500 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 87
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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2/22/2001 NGC MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2001 February Long Beach Signature Sale #248, 248/Lot# 5665 $5,750.00
6/27/2005 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 586 $264.50
2/9/2006 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2006 February Long Beach Signature Auction #400, 400/Lot# 739 $805.00
8/8/2007 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2007 Milwaukee, WI (ANA) Signature Coin Auction #444, 444/Lot# 533 $4,887.50
2/12/2012 NGC Details UNC Details  Teletrade Auction 3223, 3223/Lot# 1424 $170.00
2/26/2012 NGC Details VF Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/26/2012, 9/Lot# 35098 $23.00
10/17/2012 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 1338 $1,271.90
6/4/2014 NGC MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2014 June 4 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(3), 1206/Lot# 4404 $7,637.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1854 O ARROWS 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base67728511516335139566373582090811381206130317762385340642756089643770229094
69769513122636648468776384998511611238146119792725369648806205663277130
00000048468776384998511611238146119792725369648806205663200
000000574711792879106111831271161821823066398554846321682700
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 847
Owner: mania
 
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