Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dimes (1837-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,750,000
Catalog: KM-76
Obverse Designer: Robert B. Hughes
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 1.24 Grams
ASW: 0.0359oz
Melt Value: $0.71 (4/20/2014)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
Link to this coin

1855 ARROWS H10C MS obverse 1855 ARROWS H10C MS reverse


  
Expand All    Collapse All

VarietyPlus®

There are no varieties for this coin.

Description & Analysis

The 1855 half dime is noticeably more scarce across all grades than the 1853-54 Philadelphia Mint pieces, and gems are very elusive. The typical example is less than fully struck, with weak denticles being especially common. Also a distraction with these coins are the oft seen die-clash impressions.

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: 6/11/2013

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

1855 ARROWS H10C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 14.95 19.55 21.85 29.90 63.25 63.25 138 144 156 174 204 228 252 500 600 1840 4690 16880 28130 - -
$ 71.00 155 161 175 195 220 250 280 550 660 2020 5100 18200 -
NGC Price and Value Guides Disclaimer

Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 236
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 68


Upcoming Auctions


Auction Prices Realized

A random selection of coins is shown below.

Images
Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
2/23/1998 NGC MS 64   Teletrade Auction 1026, 1026/Lot# 1234 $392.40
2/11/2000 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2000 February Long Beach Sale #222, 222/Lot# 5439 $356.50
2/21/2008 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 223, 229/Lot# 5210 $184.00
1/30/2011 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg January 30 - February 3, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 62/Lot# 1280 $529.00
5/25/2011 PCGS G 6   Teletrade Auction 3073, 3073/Lot# 1251 $53.00
3/8/2012 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2012 March 8-9 US Coin Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1168/Lot# 3230 $1,380.00
10/17/2012 NGC MS 63   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 24404 $230.00
7/21/2013 NGC XF 40   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131331/Lot# 24117 $49.00


Related Articles

From the NGC Archives: 1855 Seated Liberty Half Dime

9/15/2009  — This month’s featured coin is a well-defined, lustrous gem, a true rarity. Read on for a full description, and a chance to learn more about Half Dimes.
View full article >


NGC Auction Central Disclaimer