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: $0.67 (9/18/2014)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1855 ARROWS H10C MS obverse 1855 ARROWS H10C MS reverse


  
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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.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/18/2014

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1855 ARROWS H10C MS
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Base $ 18.00 22.00 26.00 34.00 68.00 68.00 140 160 170 180 210 230 300 425 675 2250 5000 15000 28500 - -
$ 75.00 150 170 180 200 220 250 335 475 800 2650 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 239
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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5/11/1998 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 1048, 1048/Lot# 1280 $119.90
9/19/2005 NGC MS 68   Goldberg September 19-21, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 32/Lot# 1610 $28,750.00
2/26/2007 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 128, 133/Lot# 419 $540.50
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
1/8/2014 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(2), 1201/Lot# 3922 $1,646.18
5/11/2014 NGC AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/11/2014, 179/Lot# 182089 $198.00


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