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
1770000
Weight
2.48 grams
Metal Content
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Region
The United States of America
Pop Higher
15
Pop Lower
106
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 600 R-5.8 2 / 5 65 / 122 TIE
All Grades 80 R-8.2 2 / 5 60 / 122 TIE
60 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 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