Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dimes (1837-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,750,000
Catalog: KM-76
Obverse Designer: Robert B. Hughes
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 1.24 Grams
ASW: 0.0359oz
Melt Value: $0.58 (12/28/2014)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1855 ARROWS H10C MS obverse 1855 ARROWS H10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1855 half dime is noticeably more scarce across all grades than the 1853-54 Philadelphia Mint pieces, and gems are very elusive. The typical example is less than fully struck, with weak denticles being especially common. Also a distraction with these coins are the oft seen die-clash impressions.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/18/2014

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1855 ARROWS H10C MS
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Base $ 18.00 22.00 26.00 34.00 68.00 68.00 140 160 170 180 210 230 300 425 675 2250 5000 15000 28500 - -
$ 75.00 150 170 180 200 220 250 335 475 800 2650 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 243
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 68


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7/27/1993 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions 1993 ANA Bullet #106, 106/Lot# 94 $3,300.00
4/18/2001 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #21044, 21044/Lot# 4107 $175.00
2/26/2007 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 128, 133/Lot# 419 $540.50
1/30/2011 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg January 30 - February 3, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 62/Lot# 1280 $529.00
5/22/2011 NGC MS 65   Teletrade Auction 3070, 3070/Lot# 1397 $1,897.50
8/27/2012 PCGS AU 53   Teletrade Auction 3336, 3336/Lot# 1698 $138.00
4/28/2014 PCGS MS 63   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3479, 6028/Lot# 20169 $217.38
5/11/2014 NGC AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/11/2014, 179/Lot# 182089 $198.00


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