Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 480,000
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: $1.18 (5/24/2016)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1859 O 10C MS obverse 1859 O 10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Though it had a slightly higher mintage than its Philadelphia Mint counterpart, the 1859 O dime is notably more scarce across all grades. This is generally true of New Orleans Mint dimes, as these circulated extensively in parts of the country far removed from the coin collecting population. Mint State examples are available, but scarce.

Both Medium O and Large O (photos) reverse dies were used this year, these from two different batches delivered in earlier years. The Medium O variety is slightly more scarce, but not enough to carry a premium.

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Last Updated: 7/20/2015

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1859 O 10C MS
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Base $ 16.00 20.00 28.00 50.00 110 220 265 310 370 440 575 700 1450 3000 5500 9500 20000 - -
$ 130 - 280 325 390 - - 800 2000 3300 6750 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 120
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 68


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11/21/1997 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 1997 Santa Clara Bullet Sale #179, 179/Lot# 183 $715.00
6/5/2002 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2002 June Long Beach Signature Sale #292, 292/Lot# 5608 $2,012.50
3/20/2007 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions Tuesday Internet Coin Auction #27034, 27034/Lot# 11262 $575.00
5/29/2007 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 145, 150/Lot# 625 $230.00
2/1/2009 PCGS MS 66   Goldberg February 1-4, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 51/Lot# 840 $3,546.00
5/8/2011 PCGS VF 35   Teletrade Auction 3061, 3061/Lot# 1295 $63.25
2/5/2015 NGC MS 65   Stack's Bowers 2015 Americana Auction, 6070/Lot# 1422 $1,880.00
2/26/2015 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2015 February 26 - March 1 PNG Dallas Invitational US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1218/Lot# 7240 $493.50


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