1856-O 10C (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Seated Dimes 1837-1891

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

PCGS #:
4612
Designer:
Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
17.90 millimeters
Weight:
2.48 grams
Mintage:
1,180,000
Mint:
New Orleans
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
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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 500 R-6.0 20 / 34 TIE 57 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 40 R-8.7 18 / 34 TIE 40 / 122 TIE
65 or Better 5 R-9.7 16 / 34 TIE 36 / 122 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 500
60 or Better 40
65 or Better 5
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-6.0
60 or Better R-8.7
65 or Better R-9.7
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 20 / 34 TIE
60 or Better 18 / 34 TIE
65 or Better 16 / 34 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 57 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 40 / 122 TIE
65 or Better 36 / 122 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS65 PCGS grade

Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 5/1996:1154, $3,740 - Bowers & Merena 6/2010:1805, $6,038

2 MS65 PCGS grade
2 MS65 PCGS grade
5 MS64 PCGS grade
5 MS64 PCGS grade MS64 PCGS grade
5 MS64 PCGS grade
5 MS64 PCGS grade
5 MS64 PCGS grade
5 MS64 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS65 PCGS grade

Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 5/1996:1154, $3,740 - Bowers & Merena 6/2010:1805, $6,038

#2 MS65 PCGS grade
#2 MS65 PCGS grade
#5 MS64 PCGS grade
MS64 PCGS grade #5 MS64 PCGS grade
#5 MS64 PCGS grade
#5 MS64 PCGS grade
#5 MS64 PCGS grade
#5 MS64 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1856-O Dime has a large mintage of over a million pieces but, like many of the New Orleans mint issues of this period, it is hard to find in high grade. PCGS has certified fewer than two dozen Mint State examples of this date, most of which are MS64. The typical 1856-O Dime is well-struck, though the occasional example may show weakness on some of the denticles. The finest known 1856-O Dime is a single PCGS MS-66.

The mintmarks on this date appear in two different sizes: Medium O and Large O. Of the nine die varieties described by Jerry Fortin, three have repunched dates.