Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dimes (1837-1873)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 1,100,000
Catalog: KM-A62.2
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Robert B. Hughes
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 1.24 Grams
ASW: 0.0359oz
Melt Value: $0.70 (4/24/2014)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1856 O H10C MS obverse 1856 O H10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This issue is fairly common in worn condition, but Mint State examples are elusive. The strike varies widely, and the specimen illustrated is exceptionally sharp.

A very minor repunched date is known for 1856 O half dimes, but this is of little interest to general collectors.

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Last Updated: 6/11/2013

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1856 O H10C MS
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Base $ 16.10 19.55 23.00 41.40 86.25 86.25 240 288 330 420 510 600 800 1090 1780 2720 5060 - - - -
$ 97.00 260 320 360 460 560 660 880 1200 1960 2900 5500 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 88
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 66


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1/8/2009 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 319, 325/Lot# 5431 $356.50
9/6/2009 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg September 6-8, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 54/Lot# 2557 $1,150.00
7/26/2012 NGC MS 66   Stack's Bowers The August 2012 Philadelphia ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 140/Lot# 5325 $4,197.50
8/2/2012 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2012 August 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Philadelphia Session(5), 1173/Lot# 7714 $381.88
11/25/2012 PCGS XF 40   Teletrade Auction 3387, 3387/Lot# 1595 $103.50
12/22/2013 NGC AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/22/2013, 106/Lot# 138001 $390.00
3/21/2014 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2014 March 21 & 23 US Coins Signature Auction - San Francisco Session(3), 1198/Lot# 11184 $293.75


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