Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dimes (1837-1873)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 600,000
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: $0.56 (8/31/2015)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1848 O H10C MS obverse 1848 O H10C MS reverse

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There are no NGC varieties for this coin.

Description & Analysis

This is a relatively scarce coin across all grades, though not a true rarity. There are a number of Mint State pieces certified, including a few gems. Like many New Orleans Mint coins of the period, areas of weak striking are common.

Three different mintmark sizes are known for this issue. The Large O and Medium O (photos) reverses are the ones most often seen, while the tiny Small O mintmark is rare.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/6/2014

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1848 O H10C MS
Base $ 20.00 23.00 33.00 65.00 230 320 375 435 490 700 1075 1375 1600 2700 4150 10500 21000 - -
$ 265 350 410 470 535 760 1175 1475 1950 3100 5000 15250 -

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Total Graded: 77
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67

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7/5/2006 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2006 July Dallas, TX Coin Signature Auction #407, 407/Lot# 560 $2,012.50
9/6/2009 NGC MS 64   Goldberg September 6-8, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 54/Lot# 2556 $2,300.00
2/3/2011 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2011 February Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(1), 1152/Lot# 3339 $1,035.00
12/9/2012 NGC AU 55   Teletrade Auction 3395, 3395/Lot# 1466 $340.00
12/1/2013 PCGS AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 780, 789/Lot# 286 $550.00
12/5/2013 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2013 December 5 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Houston Session(4), 1192/Lot# 4495 $940.00
9/7/2014 PCGS AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/07/2014, 191/Lot# 213395 $550.00

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