1849-O 10C MS64

CERTIFICATION#: 05625131
PCGS#: 4592

Owner's Comments

Mintage: 300,000
Obverse Dies: 3 Known

In problem free EF or better, 1849-O dimes are difficult to locate. Mint State specimens are available but at a significant premium to later New Orleans Mint State dimes from 1850 through 1852. Large O examples are nearly always weakly struck on obverse and reverse. Finding a fully struck Large O dime will be very challenging and could take many years. Small O Varieties 102 and 104 are the most likely to be found well struck. Three obverse dies and two reverse dies were used to produce the 1849 New Orleans coinage.

Plate Coin: Fortin 101b, Large O Reverse With Die Cracks, Incredible Toning Throughout and a Bold Strike for Large O Coinage, Simply One of the Finest 1849-O Examples Seen

Expert Comments

Diameter: 17.90 millimeters Designer: Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 300,000 Weight: 2.67 grams Metal Content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper
8
42
1
10
47
2
45+
500
50+
920
53+
1,100
55+
1,550
58+
2,250
60
2,550
62+
3,600
63+
7,500

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 500 R-6.0 20 / 34 TIE 57 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 25 R-9.0 12 / 34 TIE 27 / 122 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 34 1 / 122

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS64 PCGS grade   Stack’s/Bowers 8/2012:11312, $10,350
1 MS64 PCGS grade  
1 MS64 PCGS grade  
4 MS63 PCGS grade  
4 MS63 PCGS grade