Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dimes (1837-1873)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 350,000
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: $0.61 (10/8/2015)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1842 O H10C MS obverse 1842 O H10C MS reverse

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There are no NGC varieties for this coin.

Description & Analysis

The 1842 O half dime is scarce across all grades, and Mint State pieces are genuinely rare. Quality seemed to improve at the New Orleans Mint this year, and those few unworn examples seen tend to be well struck.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/2/2015

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1842 O H10C MS
Base $ 32.00 45.00 75.00 190 550 875 1250 1575 1875 2275 2500 3100 7250 15250 29500 - - - -
$ - - - 1700 1975 - - 3600 9000 19000 - - -

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Total Graded: 37
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 66

Upcoming Auctions

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10/28/2015 MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2015 October 28 Gardner Collection IV US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1229/Lot# 98134
10/28/2015 MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2015 October 28 Gardner Collection IV US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1229/Lot# 98132

Auction Prices Realized

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9/21/1996 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 1996 September Long Beach Sale #162, 162/Lot# 6123 $3,740.00
12/16/1996 NGC XF 40   Teletrade Auction 0902, 902/Lot# 1257 $348.80
1/31/2010 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg January 31 - February 3, 2010 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 57/Lot# 944 $11,500.00
3/24/2010 PCGS VF 35   Heritage Auctions 2010 March Fort Worth, TX Signature ANA US Coin Auction #1138, 1138/Lot# 7759 $345.00
7/7/2013 PCGS Genuine VF   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131329/Lot# 20145 $52.00
3/2/2014 PCGS MS 98   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 793, 802/Lot# 1345 $38.00
5/12/2015 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2015 May 12 The Eugene H. Gardner Collection III US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1228/Lot# 98163 $18,800.00

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