Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dimes (1837-1873)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 560,000
Catalog: KM-A62.2
Obverse Designer: Robert B. Hughes
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 1.24 Grams
ASW: 0.0359oz
Melt Value: $0.74 (7/28/2014)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
Link to this coin

1859 O H10C MS obverse 1859 O H10C MS reverse


  
Expand All    Collapse All

VarietyPlus®

There are no varieties for this coin.

Description & Analysis

The existing hub dating from 1840 was retained for the New Orleans half dime coinage of 1859. This is in contrast to the Philadelphia production, which utilized a new and experimental interpretation of the Seated Liberty.

1859-O half dimes are somewhat scarce in circulated grades, and Mint State examples are far less often seen than other half dimes of the 1857-59 period. Most specimens are less than full struck, with the border denticles being a particularly problematic feature.

GRADE SUMMARY

Loading... Working...

Use the scroll bar at the bottom of this box to view a summary of the NGC Price Guide, NGC Census, Auction Prices Realized and NGC Registry Scores for each grade.

There was no data found for this Coin.

Select Designation

 
NGC PRICE GUIDE
NGC CENSUS*
AUCTION PRICES REALIZED
NGC REGISTRY
SCORE

Select Grade

*To view the Census details for this coin, please sign in or sign up.

Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/6/2014

Click on a price to see historical prices, comparison charts and trends.

1859 O H10C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 18.00 24.00 33.00 50.00 168 168 210 230 240 270 300 330 360 415 1030 2340 3910 - - - -
$ 190 230 240 265 300 330 360 400 455 1130 2570 4200 - -
NGC Price and Value Guides Disclaimer

Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 117
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67


Upcoming Auctions

A random selection of NGC coins is shown below.

Images
Date
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
8/9/2014 MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1208/Lot# 9294
8/9/2014 MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1208/Lot# 9272
8/9/2014 MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1208/Lot# 9334
8/9/2014 MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1208/Lot# 9313
8/9/2014 MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1208/Lot# 9300
8/9/2014 MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1208/Lot# 9360


Auction Prices Realized

A random selection of coins is shown below.

Images
Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
1/25/2004 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg January 25-28, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 23/Lot# 1853 $264.50
6/27/2010 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 2878, 2878/Lot# 1541 $776.25
1/8/2014 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(8), 1201/Lot# 10806 $485.28
2/27/2014 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 27 - 28 & March 2 Mid-Winter ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Atlanta Session(5), 1203/Lot# 8799 $705.00
3/2/2014 PCGS VF 35   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/02/2014, 182/Lot# 174955 $51.00
3/16/2014 PCGS MS 97   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 795, 804/Lot# 295 $60.00
3/21/2014 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2014 March 21 & 23 US Coins Signature Auction - San Francisco Session(3), 1198/Lot# 12049 $305.50
3/21/2014 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2014 March 21 & 23 US Coins Signature Auction - San Francisco Session(3), 1198/Lot# 11979 $199.75


NGC Registry

Related Articles

The Last Half Dimes

9/1/2005  — The future of the silver half dime looked bright in 1860, when the U. S. Mint debuted a new version of the familiar Seated Liberty design.
View full article >


NGC Auction Central Disclaimer