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: $0.61 (7/1/2015)
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: 7/18/2014

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1852 O H10C MS
Base $ 30.00 45.00 78.00 175 325 490 550 625 825 1300 1700 2900 5875 9000 12000 - - - -
$ 400 540 600 700 925 1450 2250 3500 6500 10000 - - -

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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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5/9/2007 NGC MS 64   Prooflike Heritage Auctions 2007 St. Louis, MO (CSNS) Signature Coin Auction #434, 434/Lot# 226 $4,600.00
2/14/2008 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2008 February Long Beach, CA Signature Coin Auction #460, 460/Lot# 45 $1,610.00
8/7/2010 NGC MS 65   Stack's Bowers The August 2010 Boston Rarities Sale, 34/Lot# 347 $4,715.00
10/31/2010 NGC VF 30   Teletrade Auction 2951, 2951/Lot# 1467 $172.50
7/12/2012 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2012 July 12-15 US Coin Summer FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(1), 1172/Lot# 3331 $4,600.00
3/2/2014 PCGS VG 10   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 793, 802/Lot# 1346 $100.00
6/30/2014 NGC AU 53   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3488, 6037/Lot# 20156 $352.50
8/31/2014 PCGS VG 10   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/31/2014, 189/Lot# 213397 $175.00

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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