Previous Date | Next Date | Seated Liberty Dimes by Date | Dimes by Type

Obverse of 1838-O Dime     Reverse of 1838-O Dime

1838-O DIME

PCGS No: 4564


Circulation strikes: 406,034

Designer: Obverse by Thomas Sully, executed by Christian Gobrecht; Reverse by Christian Gobrecht

Diameter: 17.9 millimeters

Metal content:
Silver - 90%
Copper - 10%

Weight: 41.3 grains (27 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: "O" (for New Orleans, Louisiana) below DIME on the reverse

Images courtesy of Heritage Numismatic Auctions

The finest examples graded by PCGS are 7 MS-65's.

Significant examples:
ICG MS-65 (illustrated above).  Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000" sale, August 6-7, 2000, Lot 5281, "...retained cud (as struck) is noticed along the obverse rim at 2 o'clock", plated, sold for $7,015.00

Recent appearances:
Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "The Marvin Taichert Collection of U.S. Type Coins", May 9, 2001, Lot 76, plated, sold for $4,887.50  Purchased privately from Dan Brown on September 4, 1968

EF-40 Cleaned.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 5494, not plated, sold for $207.00

NGC VF-35.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 1503 sold for $322.00

VF-30.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 589 at $276.00

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, October 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service