Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dimes (1837-1873)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 695,000
Catalog: KM-62.1
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 1.34 Grams
ASW: 0.0388oz
Melt Value: $0.81 (7/26/2014)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1840 O NO DRAPERY H10C MS obverse 1840 O NO DRAPERY H10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This issue is not rare in circulated grades, but Mint State examples are seldom seen. It tends to be overshadowed by the greater rarity of the With Drapery subtype.

The coin illustrated reveals some of the technical deficiencies often associated with New Orleans Mint coins. Its dies are severely clashed, and the borders are quite indistinct from die erosion. This coin features the Small O mintmark which is slightly more scarce than the Medium O. Rarest of all is the Large O reverse leftover from the original 1838 shipment of reverse dies.

Another rare variety is the transitional coin having this No Drapery obverse muled to the new Open Bud reverse intended for the With Drapery issue.

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1840 O NO DRAPERY H10C MS
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Base $ 21.00 25.00 35.00 75.00 155 155 375 450 660 840 1600 1850 2600 4900 9500 17500 24000 - - - -
$ 185 425 500 730 920 1750 2100 3100 6600 - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 49
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 66


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8/19/1996 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 0868, 868/Lot# 1268 $305.20
6/6/1998 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 1998 June Long Beach Sale #187, 187/Lot# 5675 $4,370.00
2/23/2005 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2005 February Long Beach Signature Sale #366, 366/Lot# 6119 $12,650.00
6/25/2007 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 153, 158/Lot# 1452 $488.75
10/17/2012 NGC MS 63   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 1274 $3,854.00
5/19/2013 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131322/Lot# 26577 $458.25
12/5/2013 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2013 December 5 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Houston Session(5), 1192/Lot# 7439 $763.75


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