Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dimes (1837-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,750,000
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht and Robert B. Hughes
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 1.2400g
ASW: 0.0359oz
Melt Value: $0.61 (9/24/2017)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
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1855 ARROWS H10C MS obverse 1855 ARROWS H10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1855 half dime is noticeably more scarce across all grades than the 1853-54 Philadelphia Mint pieces, and gems are very elusive. The typical example is less than fully struck, with weak denticles being especially common. Also a distraction with these coins are the oft seen die-clash impressions.

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Last Updated: 11/4/2016

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1855 ARROWS H10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 23.00 30.00 35.00 45.00 90.00 150 165 185 200 250 260 300 460 690 1900 4500 16000 45000 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 2300 5750 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 258
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
2/12/2001 NGC MS 63   Teletrade Auction 1406, 1406/Lot# 1137 $239.80
9/19/2005 NGC MS 68   Goldberg September 19-21, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 32/Lot# 1610 $28,750.00
2/21/2008 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 223, 229/Lot# 5210 $184.00
3/8/2012 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2012 March 8-9 US Coin Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1168/Lot# 3230 $1,380.00
5/11/2014 NGC AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/11/2014, 179/Lot# 182089 $198.00
8/18/2015 NGC MS 65   Stack's Bowers 2015 Chicago ANA, 6104/Lot# 42305 $1,057.50
4/27/2016 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2016 April 27 - May 1 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(1), 1234/Lot# 3188 $3,290.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1855 ARROWS H10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base6772891061392652884775275515756426848201028136326143817608978081357716901
697895117181273351494535559597656729889114017803015457466629731146850
00000035149453555959765672988911401780301545746662973100
000000414510543567620670775959125121973416533272351165400
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 3817
Owner: Electric Peak
 
Grade: MS 65
Points: 2614
Owner: Electric Peak
 
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