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: $0.63 (11/20/2014)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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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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Last Updated: 7/18/2014

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1852 O H10C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 30.00 45.00 78.00 175 325 325 490 550 625 825 1100 1300 1700 2900 5875 9000 12000 - - - -
$ 400 540 600 700 925 1200 1450 2250 3500 6500 10000 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 51
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 66


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8/5/1996 PCGS VF 25   Teletrade Auction 0864, 864/Lot# 1226 $98.10
8/8/2007 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2007 Milwaukee, WI (ANA) Signature Coin Auction #444, 444/Lot# 487 $8,625.00
8/15/2011 NGC MS 65   Prooflike Stack's Bowers The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 115/Lot# 7262 $9,200.00
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
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
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
10/12/2014 PCGS XF 40   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131442/Lot# 25125 $205.63


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1852 O H10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base363891593205637499081028110312061271136316342048371246945747137942234711
23711122124016258029481053113712271301145317722602403950458429166452234710
0000008029481053113712271301145317722602403950458429166452234700
00000085598810781171124913321543191031574366539611111194962234700
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 1206
Owner: Halfdime Collector
 
Grade: AU 53
Points: 1028
Owner: JeffRM
 
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