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Coins Certified as of 9/27

My Coin #21789573

1854-O 10C Arrows MS64

CERTIFICATION#: 21789573
PCGS#: 4606

Owner's Comments

Mintage: 1,770,000
Obverse Dies: 10 Known

As with 1854 Philadelphia, on 1854 New Orleans coinage the date and arrows were placed on the master hub dimes resulting in a consistent placement of these devices on the obverse die. Variations in the strength of the date hubbing of the working dies produced strong and weak dates.

Plate Coin: Fortin 105, Die Crack Through 8 Digit In The Date, Very Well Struck With Even Luster Throughout, Light Gold/Brown Toning On Reverse

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The 1854-O Dime has an even larger mintage than that of the 1853-O, yet it also has the second smallest mintage of the With Arrows type.  Nonetheless, Mint State 1854-O Dimes can be found with relative ease (usually in MS63 to MS64).  Gems are rare, particularly above MS65.  The finest examples are some NGC MS67's.

Researcher Gerry Fortin has identified twelve different die varieties for this year.  One of the more interesting varieties is Fortin-106, which features a heavily shattered obverse die (this die could not have lasted very long, thus making the Fortin-106 variety very rare).

Diameter: 17.90 millimeters Designer: Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 1,770,000 Weight: 2.48 grams Metal Content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 600 R-5.8 2 / 5 65 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 80 R-8.2 2 / 5 60 / 122 TIE
65 or Better 10 R-9.5 2 / 5 TIE 53 / 122 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66+ PCGS grade  

Stack's/Bowers 8/2016:3077, not sold

2 MS66 PCGS grade

David Lawrence Rare Coins, sold privately in 2/2010 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 5/2015:98231, $8,225

2 MS66 estimated grade  

Heritage 2/2014:5085, $9,987.50

2 MS66 estimated grade  
2 MS66 estimated grade