Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dimes (1837-1873)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 690,000
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 (11/23/2014)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1850 O H10C MS obverse 1850 O H10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

1850 O half dimes are scarce across all grades, due for the most part to their exportation and melting as bullion. Mint State survivors are in great demand.

Three different mintmark sizes are known for this issue: the Large O (photos) and Medium O varieties are the ones most often seen, and the Small O is quite rare.

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1850 O H10C MS
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Base $ 19.00 26.00 34.00 70.00 185 185 270 340 410 525 700 850 1150 1900 2800 4650 - - - - -
$ 225 300 375 450 575 775 950 1300 2250 3350 5400 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 65
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 66


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12/18/1996 NGC AU 55   Teletrade Auction 0903, 903/Lot# 1247 $207.10
5/5/2004 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2004 May (CSNS) Signature Sale #346, 346/Lot# 6480 $2,875.00
5/9/2005 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #38, 42/Lot# 231 $874.00
9/21/2005 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2005 September Long Beach Signature Auction #384, 384/Lot# 2151 $546.25
9/14/2008 NGC MS 64   Goldberg September 14-16, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 48/Lot# 777 $2,990.00
12/30/2012 PCGS VF 25   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131302/Lot# 26057 $129.25
7/11/2014 NGC   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 5523 $152.75
10/10/2014 PCGS   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 14676 $117.50


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