1860-O 10C VF20

CERTIFICATION#: -31999
PCGS#: 4632

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Sold by David Akers Numismatics Oct '97 Price realized $1210

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: In a survey of the members of the Liberty Seated Collectors Club, published in the March 2008 issue of the Gobrecht Journal, the 1860-O Dime was ranked second among the Ten Greatest New Orleans Seated Coins: "This is the rarest New Orleans dime with a mintage of 40,000 pieces and examples are very rare in mint state.  The finest known example is the Lovejoy specimen that has been graded NGC MS-67.  This coin was sold by Stack's for $50,000 in the Lovejoy sale in October 1990.  Another mint state example is the Eliasberg specimen that has been graded MS-64.  This piece brought $44,850 when it appeared in the DLRC auction of the Richmond Collection in March 2005.  While only 18% of the respondents placed this issue among their top two choices, it received strong support from the majority of members with 52% placing it among their top five coins."

Diameter: 17.90 millimeters Designer: Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 40,000 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 400 R-6.2 23 / 67 TIE 40 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 67 1 / 122
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 67 1 / 122

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 estimated grade  
2 MS63 estimated grade  
2 MS63 estimated grade  
4 AU58 PCGS grade  
5 AU55 PCGS grade