Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dimes (1837-1873)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 160,000
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 (12/17/2014)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1853 O NO ARROWS H10C MS obverse 1853 O NO ARROWS H10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This is a rare coins across all grades. It's likely that most were never released and went to the melting pot as obsolete after passage of a new weight standard in February became effective a few weeks later. Mint State examples are extremely rare, and this is a key date within the Seated Liberty Half Dime series.

The weakness in the date exhibited by the illustrated coin is typical, as it appears that the date was punched into the die at an angle, the depth of impression increasing from left to right.

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Last Updated: 5/6/2014

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1853 O NO ARROWS H10C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 315 450 800 1250 2400 2400 3750 4175 4950 6500 7750 9900 12000 18750 28750 - - - - - -
$ 2750 3900 4500 5600 7250 8750 10750 13750 21000 33500 - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 31
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 40
High Grade: 64


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8/26/1996 PCGS VF 30   Teletrade Auction 0870, 870/Lot# 1292 $463.25
4/28/2009 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2009 April-May Cincinnati, OH (CSNS) US Coin Auction #1124, 1124/Lot# 2198 $16,100.00
3/25/2012 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131214/Lot# 25327 $1,955.00
11/29/2012 PCGS G 6   Heritage Auctions 2012 November 29 - December 2 US Coin Signature Auction - Houston Session(4), 1177/Lot# 8190 $305.50
8/18/2013 PCGS XF 40   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 765, 774/Lot# 20 $2,350.00
7/27/2014 PCGS AG 3   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/27/2014, 201/Lot# 209643 $203.50
10/30/2014 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 10011 $25,850.00
10/10/2014 PCGS   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 14678 $265.55


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1853 O NO ARROWS H10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base7938471066150519282699300933453516380042904630513755636651783479608200157222291011
81192012121646218528023121340236113963440347995279592670457876804010707181182291010
0000003121340236113963440347995279592670457876804010707181182291000
0000003233345937054127451749685421628874407918812013215205142291000
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Grade: AU 55
Points: 3800
Owner: Electric Peak Collection
 
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