Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dimes (1837-1873)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 350,000
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: $0.65 (2/29/2020)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
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1842 O H10C MS obverse 1842 O H10C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The 1842 O half dime is scarce across all grades, and Mint State pieces are genuinely rare. Quality seemed to improve at the New Orleans Mint this year, and those few unworn examples seen tend to be well struck.

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Last Updated: 11/28/2019

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1842 O H10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 35.00 55.00 90.00 215 715 1040 1180 1480 1900 2150 2300 2500 2800 7750 16700 24750 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 42
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 66

The chart showing G series, VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 2/25/2020 1842 O H10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-1228682-23-113111----42
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Total-1228682-23-113111----42
 -2%5%5%19%14%19%5%-5%7%-2%2%7%2%2%2%---- 

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