Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dimes (1837-1873)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 690,000
Catalog: KM-62.2
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht and Robert B. Hughes
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 1.34g
ASW: 0.0388oz
Melt Value: $0.75 (7/25/2016)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1850 O H10C MS obverse 1850 O H10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

1850 O half dimes are scarce across all grades, due for the most part to their exportation and melting as bullion. Mint State survivors are in great demand.

Three different mintmark sizes are known for this issue: the Large O (photos) and Medium O varieties are the ones most often seen, and the Small O is quite rare.

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Price Guide

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1850 O H10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 19.00 26.00 34.00 70.00 185 270 340 410 525 700 850 1150 1900 2800 4650 - - - - -
$ - - 375 450 575 - - - 2250 3350 5400 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 67
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 66


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6/25/2001 PCGS XF 45   Teletrade Auction 1452, 1452/Lot# 1195 $98.10
5/9/2005 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #38, 42/Lot# 231 $874.00
9/14/2008 NGC MS 64   Goldberg September 14-16, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 48/Lot# 777 $2,990.00
10/10/2014 PCGS   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 14676 $117.50
1/25/2015 PCGS AU 50   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131505/Lot# 21197 $211.50
4/22/2015 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2015 April 22 - 26 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(2), 1219/Lot# 3744 $822.50
4/22/2015 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2015 April 22 - 26 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(7), 1219/Lot# 7510 $493.50
2/7/2016 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131607/Lot# 25417 $235.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1850 O H10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base72761061392725866747648911005117313931558184324012910369439354187445148986499
73861171833776157048069291061124614481653202925713171377440194275460054320
0000007048069291061124614481653202925713171377440194275460000
0000007348499671117132015031748221527403433385541034363474900
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 3694
Owner: Electric Peak Collection
 
Grade: MS 63
Points: 2401
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
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