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1851-O DIME

PCGS No: 4596


Circulation strikes: 400,000

Designer: Obverse by Thomas Sully, executed by Christian Gobrecht, modified by Robert Ball Hughes; Reverse by Christian Gobrecht, modified by Robert Ball Hughes

Diameter: 17.9 millimeters

Metal content:
Silver - 90%
Copper - 10%

Weight: 41 grains (2.7 grams)

Edge: Reeded

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

The finest example graded by PCGS is a single MS-64.

Recent appearances:
MS-60 Cleaned.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 5495, not plated, sold for $690.00

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