Owner's Comments

Mintage: 4,540,000
Obverse Dies: 26 Known

1891 New Orleans dimes have an uncommon occurrence of die cracks and severe die breakage while strike quality is consistently strong. No other date in the Seated Dime series shows a similar level of repeated die degradation and breakage. Excessive coining press striking pressure is suspected to be the cause of many spectacular shattered dies within this date.

Plate Coin: Fortin 113, Repunched 89 Digits, Original Toning
Diameter
17.90 millimeters
Designer
James Barton Longacre
Edge
Reeded
Mintage
4540000
Weight
2.50 grams
Metal Content
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Region
The United States of America
Pop Higher
17
Pop Lower
312
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 1750 R-4.7 48 / 67 98 / 122 TIE
All Grades 300 R-6.4 50 / 67 TIE 100 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 30 R-8.9 42 / 67 TIE 83 / 122 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade