Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dimes (1837-1873)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 240,000
Catalog: KM-62.2
Obverse Designer: Robert B. Hughes
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 1.34 Grams
ASW: 0.0388oz
Melt Value: $0.72 (9/17/2014)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1840 O DRAPERY H10C MS obverse 1840 O DRAPERY H10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

As a work of art the new With Drapery subtype of half dime was no improvement. Liberty looks bloated, and this aspect is exacerbated by the tendency of these coins to strike up less fully. Liberty's head and the leaves of the wreath are features often seen incomplete.

The relatively low mintage of New Orleans half dimes from the new dies has made this a semi-key issue in completing a set of Seated Liberty Half Dimes. It is quite rare in Mint State, and even circulated pieces in attractive condition are elusive.

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Last Updated: 7/18/2014

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1840 O DRAPERY H10C MS
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Base $ 37.00 58.00 135 260 1000 1000 1540 1900 3200 5750 6450 7400 12500 32500 - - - - - - -
$ 1100 1625 2200 3650 6250 6900 8250 - - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 39
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 63


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8/7/2000 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions Philadelphia 2000 #232, 232/Lot# 6833 $2,415.00
7/24/2006 PCGS G 6   Teletrade Auction 2236, 2236/Lot# 1334 $47.00
9/4/2011 PCGS AU 53   Goldberg September 4-6, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 65/Lot# 907 $1,437.50
4/24/2013 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(2), 1184/Lot# 1649 $1,911.73
8/8/2013 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2013 August 8 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Rosemont Session(1), 1188/Lot# 3437 $5,287.50
9/25/2013 NGC XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2013 September 25 - 29 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(7), 1189/Lot# 7585 $587.50
6/23/2014 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2014 June 23 The Eugene H. Gardner Collection of US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1213/Lot# 30190 $30,550.00
7/11/2014 NGC VF 20   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 5518 $164.50


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