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: $0.63 (7/18/2019)
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: 6/14/2019

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1840 O DRAPERY H10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 26.00 81.00 225 460 1060 1530 2750 4100 8500 9500 10950 15100 29000 35000 - - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 15500 - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 48
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 63

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 7/16/2019 1840 O DRAPERY H10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---112661259-321-------48
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Total---112661259-321-------48
 ---2 %25 %13 %13 %2 %4 %10 %19 %-6 %4 %2 %------- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
11/18/1996 NGC VF 30   Teletrade Auction 0894, 894/Lot# 1342 $174.40
9/4/2011 PCGS AU 53   Goldberg September 4-6, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 65/Lot# 907 $1,437.50
8/8/2013 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2013 August 8 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Rosemont Session(1), 1188/Lot# 3437 $5,287.50
7/11/2014 NGC XF 45   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 5516 $734.38
10/28/2015 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2015 October 28 Gardner Collection IV US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1229/Lot# 98126 $9,987.50
1/4/2017 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2017 January 4 - 9 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Session(7), 1251/Lot# 9050 $822.50
9/12/2018 PCGS VF 30   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131838/Lot# 25272 $408.00
12/13/2018 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2018 December 13-14 US Coins Signature Auction Session(1), 1282/Lot# 3262 $1,440.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1840 O H10C MS DRAPERY
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base143151230463745170717992154240131034064427545395656820086339083954910034105361137614303
146177308557106617381917223626353423413443634911650483448783923897111020110816123520
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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