Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dimes (1837-1873)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 1,380,000
Catalog: KM-A62.2
Obverse Designer: Robert B. Hughes
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 1.24 Grams
ASW: 0.0359oz
Melt Value: $0.62 (5/23/2015)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
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1857 O H10C MS obverse 1857 O H10C MS reverse


  
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There are no NGC varieties for this coin.

Description & Analysis

1857 O half dimes are fairly plentiful in circulated grades, and Mint State pieces are only slightly scarce. Most grade MS 64 or lower, and the spike in pieces certified as MS 66 likely represents multiple submissions of a just a few coins.

Nearly all half dimes dated 1856-58 are poorly struck in places, with their borders being particularly troublesome. The coin illustrated is exceptionally sharp, though its date seems to have been shallowly impressed into the die.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/6/2014

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1857 O H10C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 17.00 21.00 27.00 38.00 90.00 190 215 235 285 380 425 515 725 1800 2950 8000 - - -
$ 120 210 235 260 320 415 460 585 850 2050 4000 11000 -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 227
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 67


Upcoming Auctions

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6/7/2015 MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2015 June 4 - 7 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(2), 1221/Lot# 3842


Auction Prices Realized

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12/4/2001 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #21122, 21122/Lot# 2079 $175.00
4/26/2006 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2006 April (CSNS) Signature Auction #404, 404/Lot# 1895 $2,530.00
7/16/2007 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 159, 164/Lot# 565 $632.50
4/28/2010 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2010 April-May Milwaukee, WI CSNS US Coin Auction #1139, 1139/Lot# 482 $2,070.00
2/3/2011 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2011 February Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(4), 1152/Lot# 7754 $276.00
1/14/2013 NGC AU 55   Teletrade Auction 3413, 3413/Lot# 1550 $160.00
4/20/2014 NGC MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/20/2014, 186/Lot# 145832 $242.10
2/5/2015 NGC MS 67   Stack's Bowers 2015 Americana Auction, 6070/Lot# 1401 $4,112.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1857 O H10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base63678511115533642359765369579390095810281159142123352985469449811320416462
6473941262153654816166677288299199811072124617262552355547907722142900
000000481616667728829919981107212461726255235554790772200
00000053963468176086493910051115133420302768412448851046300
1857 O H10C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base63678511115533642359765369579390095810281159142123352985469449811320416462
6473941262153654816166677288299199811072124617262552355547907722142900
000000481616667728829919981107212461726255235554790772200
00000053963468176086493910051115133420302768412448851046300
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 2985
Owner: Electric Peak Collection
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 1028
Owner: pulver set
 
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