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1851-O 10C (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Seated Dimes 1837-1891

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PCGS AU58

PCGS AU58

PCGS AU50

PCGS AU50

PCGS #:
4596
Designer:
Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
17.90 millimeters
Weight:
2.67 grams
Mintage:
400,000
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 250 R-6.6 5 / 34 TIE 11 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 10 R-9.5 6 / 34 TIE 13 / 122 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 34 1 / 122
Survival Estimate
All Grades 250
60 or Better 10
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-6.6
60 or Better R-9.5
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 5 / 34 TIE
60 or Better 6 / 34 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 34
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 11 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 13 / 122 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 122

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS64 estimated grade

Heritage 3/1999:6312 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 5/2015:98229, $15,275

2 MS63 PCGS grade
2 MS63 estimated grade

Bob Simpson Collection of Seated Dimes - Heritage 9/2010:3638, $3,450

4 MS62 PCGS grade
4 MS62 estimated grade
6 MS61 PCGS grade
6 MS61 PCGS grade
#1 MS64 estimated grade

Heritage 3/1999:6312 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 5/2015:98229, $15,275

#2 MS63 PCGS grade
#2 MS63 estimated grade

Bob Simpson Collection of Seated Dimes - Heritage 9/2010:3638, $3,450

#4 MS62 PCGS grade
#4 MS62 estimated grade
#6 MS61 PCGS grade
#6 MS61 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1851-O Dime has a relatively large mintage of 400,000 coins but because of the New Orleans Mint's distance from collectors, the survival rate of this date is low. This is particularly true of Mint State examples, which are few and far between, and which are mostly low-end. PCGS has certified only four Uncirculated examples, the best of which is a PCGS MS63. However, the finest 1851-O Dime is an NGC MS65 that sold out of the Eugene Gardner Collection in 2015.