Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dimes (1837-1873)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 260,000
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: $0.59 (10/4/2015)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
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1852 O H10C MS obverse 1852 O H10C MS reverse

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Description & Analysis

Though this issue was subject to the same bullion hoarding that preserved so many 1852(P) half dimes, its much lower mintage largely precluded a high survival rate in the upper circulated and Mint State grades. Most examples are well worn from circulation that occurred in the 1870s and later, when the value of silver fell rapidly, or they were circulated overseas. Numerous USA silver coins found their ways to Canada and Latin America during the 1850s and '60s to supplement the inadequate supplies of local coinage.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/2/2015

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Total Graded: 52
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 66

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Auction Prices Realized

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Sale / Lot
8/5/1996 PCGS VF 25   Teletrade Auction 0864, 864/Lot# 1226 $98.10
9/13/2011 NGC MS 62   Stack's Bowers The September 2011 Philadelphia Americana Sale, 113/Lot# 2656 $1,035.00
5/30/2012 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2012 May 30- June 3 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(4), 1171/Lot# 7984 $460.00
10/18/2012 NGC XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(5), 1175/Lot# 8140 $199.75
11/29/2012 NGC Details VF Details  Heritage Auctions 2012 November 29 - December 2 US Coin Signature Auction - Houston Session(4), 1177/Lot# 8185 $69.00
4/24/2013 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(2), 1184/Lot# 1659 $4,700.00
12/1/2013 PCGS VG 10   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 780, 789/Lot# 287 $150.00
9/7/2014 PCGS VG 10   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/07/2014, 191/Lot# 213396 $125.00

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1852 O H10C MS
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 2268
Owner: Electric Peak Collection
Grade: AU 58
Points: 1531
Owner: Halfdime Collector
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