Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dimes (1837-1873)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 690,000
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: $0.81 (7/22/2014)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1850 O H10C MS obverse 1850 O H10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

1850 O half dimes are scarce across all grades, due for the most part to their exportation and melting as bullion. Mint State survivors are in great demand.

Three different mintmark sizes are known for this issue: the Large O (photos) and Medium O varieties are the ones most often seen, and the Small O is quite rare.

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Last Updated: 5/6/2014

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1850 O H10C MS
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Base $ 19.00 26.00 34.00 70.00 185 185 270 340 410 525 700 850 1150 1900 2800 4650 - - - - -
$ 225 300 375 450 575 775 950 1300 2250 3350 5400 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 64
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 66


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1/6/1993 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions FUN Bullet Sale #99, 99/Lot# 208 $1,540.00
8/7/2000 PCGS MS 61   Heritage Auctions Philadelphia 2000 #232, 232/Lot# 6856 $690.00
2/12/2001 NGC MS 63   Teletrade Auction 1406, 1406/Lot# 1135 $1,242.00
5/5/2004 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2004 May (CSNS) Signature Sale #346, 346/Lot# 6480 $2,875.00
11/4/2004 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2004 November Palm Beach, FL Signature Sale #358, 358/Lot# 6140 $1,178.75
5/9/2005 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #38, 42/Lot# 231 $874.00
9/14/2008 NGC MS 64   Goldberg September 14-16, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 48/Lot# 777 $2,990.00
9/13/2011 NGC MS 61   Stack's Bowers The September 2011 Philadelphia Americana Sale, 113/Lot# 2655 $632.50
12/30/2012 PCGS VF 25   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131302/Lot# 26057 $129.25


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