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: $0.71 (4/21/2014)
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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1/13/1997 PCGS MS 62   Teletrade Auction 0910, 910/Lot# 1221 $463.25
9/6/2009 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg September 6-8, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 54/Lot# 2557 $1,150.00
9/21/2009 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 412, 418/Lot# 7293 $1,058.00
6/1/2011 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2011 June Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(1), 1156/Lot# 3296 $5,462.50
8/11/2011 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction Session(2), 1158/Lot# 3489 $805.00
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
11/15/2013 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2013 November 15 - 16 Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection, Part II Signature Auction - New York Session(4), 1190/Lot# 34197 $544.03
12/22/2013 NGC AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/22/2013, 106/Lot# 138001 $390.00


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