Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dimes (1837-1873)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 220,000
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: $0.57 (8/5/2015)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
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1844 O H10C MS obverse 1844 O H10C MS reverse

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Description & Analysis

This is a scarce issue across all grades, and it is one of the keys to completing the Seated Liberty Half Dime series. Mint State pieces are exceedingly rare.

Two mintmark sizes are known. The Small O is the more often seen variety, while the Large O (photos) is rare. This mintmark is also Medium O in some references, as it is smaller than the mintmark used in earlier years.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/6/2014

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1844 O H10C MS
Base $ 85.00 175 325 775 1550 2575 2800 3050 4250 7850 9000 12000 17000 26000 - - - - -
$ 1700 2700 3000 3450 4600 8400 10250 14000 19000 - - - -

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Total Graded: 34
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 45
High Grade: 64

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Auction Prices Realized

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9/21/2009 NGC XF 45   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 412, 418/Lot# 7275 $1,299.50
4/28/2010 NGC Details XF Details  Heritage Auctions 2010 April-May Milwaukee, WI CSNS US Coin Auction #1139, 1139/Lot# 7856 $184.00
9/13/2010 PCGS XF 45   Teletrade Auction 2924, 2924/Lot# 1124 $1,552.50
9/19/2010 NGC Details Details  Goldberg September 19-21, 2010 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 60/Lot# 1448 $575.00
6/1/2011 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2011 June Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(1), 1156/Lot# 3292 $4,600.00
8/2/2012 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2012 August 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Philadelphia Session(4), 1173/Lot# 5072 $7,343.75
11/29/2012 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2012 November 29 - December 2 US Coin Signature Auction - Houston Session(1), 1177/Lot# 3390 $1,410.00
7/11/2014 NGC G 6   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 5521 $64.63
10/12/2014 PCGS Genuine VF   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131442/Lot# 25709 $211.50

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1844 O H10C MS
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Grade: AU 55
Points: 3033
Owner: Shep
Grade: FINE Details
Points: 433
Owner: B.L. Birdy
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