Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dimes (1837-1873)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 240,000
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht and Robert B. Hughes
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 1.3400g
ASW: 0.0388oz
Melt Value: $0.91 (11/26/2020)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
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1840 O DRAPERY H10C MS obverse 1840 O DRAPERY H10C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

As a work of art the new With Drapery subtype of half dime was no improvement. Liberty looks bloated, and this aspect is exacerbated by the tendency of these coins to strike up less fully. Liberty's head and the leaves of the wreath are features often seen incomplete.

The relatively low mintage of New Orleans half dimes from the new dies has made this a semi-key issue in completing a set of Seated Liberty Half Dimes. It is quite rare in Mint State, and even circulated pieces in attractive condition are elusive.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 11/28/2019

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1840 O DRAPERY H10C MS
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Base $ 28.00 85.00 225 325 915 1650 2100 3400 6150 7000 7900 13500 29000 35000 - - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 15500 - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 47
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 63

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 11/24/2020 1840 O DRAPERY H10C MS
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Base---112561259-321-------47
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Total---112561259-321-------47
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1840 O DRAPERY H10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base143151230463745170717992154240131034064427545395656820086339083954910034105361137614303
1461773085571066173819172236263534234134436349116504834487839238971110201108161235215018
000000191722362635342341344363491165048344878392389711102011081600
000000203623192869374442054451528473528489893393949872103691109600
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 4539
Owner: Electric Peak
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 4064
Owner: toyonakataro
 
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