Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dimes (1837-1873)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 560,000
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: $0.57 (6/30/2015)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
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1859 O H10C MS obverse 1859 O H10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The existing hub dating from 1840 was retained for the New Orleans half dime coinage of 1859. This is in contrast to the Philadelphia production, which utilized a new and experimental interpretation of the Seated Liberty.

1859-O half dimes are somewhat scarce in circulated grades, and Mint State examples are far less often seen than other half dimes of the 1857-59 period. Most specimens are less than full struck, with the border denticles being a particularly problematic feature.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 3/30/2015

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1859 O H10C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 18.00 24.00 33.00 50.00 168 210 230 240 270 330 360 415 1100 2350 3950 - - - -
$ 190 230 240 265 300 360 400 455 1225 2600 - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 118
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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2/5/1996 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 0812, 812/Lot# 330 $763.00
1/25/2004 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg January 25-28, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 23/Lot# 1853 $264.50
8/17/2004 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #24084, 24084/Lot# 13274 $247.25
8/8/2007 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2007 Milwaukee, WI (ANA) Signature Coin Auction #444, 444/Lot# 490 $3,450.00
2/28/2008 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 226, 232/Lot# 5399 $253.00
3/2/2014 PCGS VF 35   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/02/2014, 182/Lot# 174955 $51.00
6/4/2014 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2014 June 4 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(7), 1206/Lot# 10541 $99.88
7/11/2014 NGC XF 45   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 5540 $205.63


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1859 O H10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base67729813520154659764268470576482087492510131735266534103638387642805734
698111015731656361265669172578383889195412542045291334863717401147650
00000061265669172578383889195412542045291334863717401100
00000062767069874480185690898414942355316235623797414500
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 3410
Owner: Electric Peak Collection
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 764
Owner: Halfdime Collector
 
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