1839-O

 

     

Small O

     

Large O

Mintage: 1,323,000 

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100

Var#

Obv

Rev

DR

 

Obverse / Reverse Quick Diagnostics

Ahwash

Greer

 

101

1

A

-2L

 

 Medium Level Date / Small O, [mm Rt,H]

A-1

 

 

102

1.2

B

-2L

 

 Die Crack Left Base to Rim / Small O, DCr (U)NITED to Rim, [mm Rt,H]

A-2

 

*

103

1.2

D.2

-2L

 

 DCr Right and Left Base to Rim / Large O, LDS DC (U)NITED (ST)ATES

A-5

G104

 

104

2

C

-3R

 

 Star 8 Boldly Repunched / Repunched Large O

 

G102

*

104a

2

C.2

-3R

 

 Star 8 Boldly Repunched / Repunched Large O, Bisecting Horizontal DCr

A-3

G102

 

105

3

D

-3B-2

 

 Rim Cud at 5:00, Star 1 and 12 Repunched / Large O, [mm Rt,H]

A-4

G103

 

105a

3.2

D

-3B-2

 

 Rim Cuds at 1:00 - 4:00 and 5:00 / Large O, [mm Rt,H]

 

 

 

105b

3.3

D.2

-3B-2

 

 Late Die State, Die Cracks Through Stars / Large O, DCr (U)NITED

 

 

 

105c

3.3

D.3

-3B-2

 

 LDS, Die Cracks Through Stars / VLDS, Large O, DCr (U)NITED

 

 

 

106

4

E

-3R

 

 Stars 1 and 5 Repunched / Lg. O, [mm Rt,L], EDS Shattered Cobweb Rev

 

 

*

106a

4.2

E.2

-3R

 

 Stars 1 and 5 Repunched / Shattered Cobweb Reverse

A-6

G101

 

107

5

B.2

-2R

 

 Lapped Die, Stars 1-3 Weak, Repunched Star 9 / Lapped Die, Small O

 

 

*

108

5

F

-2R

 

 Lapped Die, Stars 1-3 Weak / Huge O, Reverse of 1838 (B)

A-7

 

 

108a

5

F.2

-2R

 

 Lapped Die, Stars 1-3 Weak / LDS Huge O, DCr ST(ATES) to Rim

 

 
 

109

5

G

-2R

 

 Lapped Die, Stars 1-3 Weak / Small O, Rev 1840-O

   
 

110

3

H

-3B-2

 

 Late Die State, Die Cracks Through Stars / Large O, [mm C,H]

   

Variety Vs. Denticle Ruler Cross Reference Table

Reverse Die and Mintmark Position Comparison Guide

Scarcity: A common date in the lower circulated grades but becomes difficult in grades of EF or better.  Large O 
examples are more available in lower grades than the Small O.  The Small O is quite scarce in EF or better grades.

Updated Greer Rarity Ratings
Overall Rarity: G-VG R1, F-VF R2+, EF-AU R4, MS R5
Small O Rarity: G-VG R2, F-VF R3+, EF-AU R5, MS R6+
Large O Rarity: G-VG R2-, F-VF R3, EF-AU R4, MS R5+
Huge O Rarity: G-VG R4+, F-VF R5, EF-AU R6, MS -

                            Fortin Variety Rarity Estimates In VF - Mint State

Variety

Rarity

Suggested Premiums

Variety

Rarity

Suggested Premiums

101

R4

20-40%

106

R3

-

102

R4

20-40%

106a

R4

50-100%

103

R6

500-750%

107

R6

500-1000%

104

R4

-

108

R6

500-1000%

104a

R4+

-

108a

R6

700-1200%

105

R3

-

109

R6

700-1200%

105a

R3

-

110

R7+

500-750%

105b

R4

-

     

105c

R6

50-100%

     

Comments: The Huge O or "Reverse of 1838-O" dimes are listed as Variety 108 and 108a.  They command a significant price premium. 
More difficult is Varieties 107 and 109, which is the pairing of the 1839-O Huge O lapped obverse die with two different Small O 
reverse dies.  The first pairing is with Small O Reverse B and should command a very significant premium if available.  The final 
pairing of the Huge O obverse with a second Small O Reverse G is also very rare at this time with two examples extant.  Variety 103, 
the marriage of Obverse 1 with the common Large O Reverse D die, also is very difficult to locate and should be afforded a 
considerable premium when found.  During July 2010, an incremental die pairing between Obverse 3 and Large O Reverse H was added. 
Reverse H is a new reverse die with was previously undocumented in either 1839 or 1840.  More research is needed to determine the 
origins of Reverse H.

                            Value As A Date (Coin World Trends/CoinValues

Grade

1963

1973

1983

1993

2003

2012

G

3

4

11

9

20

25

F

8

7

28

21

30

40

EF

-

30

90

75

125

150

MS60

30

225

750

600

600

1000

MS63

-

-

-

1350

1350

1750

 

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