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: $0.64 (6/3/2015)
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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11/21/2004 NGC AU 55   Teletrade Auction 1964, 1964/Lot# 1175 $2,475.00
2/11/2007 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg February 11-14, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 39/Lot# 1269 $7,705.00
9/21/2009 NGC XF 45   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 412, 418/Lot# 7275 $1,299.50
1/3/2012 PCGS XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(6), 1166/Lot# 5405 $1,385.75
3/21/2013 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2013 March 21 -22 & 24 US Coin Signature Auction - Dallas Session(1), 1183/Lot# 3270 $6,168.75
4/24/2013 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(2), 1184/Lot# 1652 $1,057.50
2/3/2014 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1202/Lot# 3414 $1,645.00
7/11/2014 NGC G 6   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 5521 $64.63
1/11/2015 PCGS Genuine XF   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131503/Lot# 25135 $317.25

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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