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: $0.70 (2/20/2017)
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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Price Guide

Last Updated: 11/4/2016

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 37
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 66


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Price
7/3/1996 NGC XF 45   Teletrade Auction 0855, 855/Lot# 1254 $348.80
1/31/2010 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg January 31 - February 3, 2010 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 57/Lot# 944 $11,500.00
8/11/2010 PCGS Genuine Genuine   Heritage Auctions "2010 August Boston, MA Signature & Platinum Night ANA Coin Auction Session(6)", 1143/Lot# 8694 $460.00
7/7/2013 PCGS Genuine VF   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131329/Lot# 20145 $52.00
3/2/2014 PCGS MS 98   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 793, 802/Lot# 1345 $38.00
10/8/2014 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2014 October 8 - 13 PNG New York Invitational US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(5), 1210/Lot# 7549 $587.50
10/28/2015 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2015 October 28 Gardner Collection IV US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1229/Lot# 98132 $1,997.50


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