1849-O 10C MS63 Certification #05221682, PCGS #4592

Owner's Comments

F-103b, Late Die State Rusted Obverse, Small O, Medium Gray and Light Gold Toning Over Lustrous Surfaces, Bold Strike and One of the Finest 1849-O Examples Seen to Date

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

The 1849-O Dime is the third rarest New Orleans date from the 1840's.  It is also one of the toughest dates in ALL of the 1840's to find in Mint State.  In fact, it is almost as rare as the better-known 1844.  However, unlike the 1844, there are no Gem examples of the 1849-O.  Of the dozen or so Mint State 1849-O Dimes, MS64 remains the best grade assigned to this date.

Gerry Fortin has identified four die varieties for this date, plus several die states and rotated reverses.  The most siginificant varieties of the 1849-O Dime include a Large Mintmark, a Small Mintmark, and a recut date.


17.90 millimeters
Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht
2.67 grams
Metal Content
90% Silver, 10% Copper
The United States of America
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Rarity and Survival Estimates

65 or Better 500 R-6.0 20 / 34 TIE 57 / 122 TIE
All Grades 25 R-9.0 12 / 34 TIE 27 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 34 1 / 122

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS64 PCGS grade

Stack’s/Bowers 8/2012:11312, $10,350

1 MS64 PCGS grade
1 MS64 PCGS grade
4 MS63 PCGS grade
4 MS63 PCGS grade