Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dimes (1837-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,750,000
Catalog: KM-76
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht and Robert B. Hughes
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 1.24g
ASW: 0.0359oz
Melt Value: $0.73 (7/30/2016)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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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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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/2/2015

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1855 ARROWS H10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 18.00 22.00 26.00 34.00 68.00 140 160 170 180 210 230 300 425 675 2250 5000 15000 28500 - -
$ 75.00 - 165 175 200 - 250 335 475 800 2650 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 249
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 68


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8/14/2016 MS 68   Heritage Auctions 2016 August 10 - 14 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Anaheim Session(2), 1238/Lot# 4003


Auction Prices Realized

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1/23/2006 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 71, 76/Lot# 248 $218.50
1/30/2011 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg January 30 - February 3, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 62/Lot# 1280 $529.00
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
12/17/2012 PCGS AU 50   Teletrade Auction 3400, 3400/Lot# 1690 $149.50
5/11/2014 NGC AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/11/2014, 179/Lot# 182089 $198.00
7/9/2015 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2015 July 9 - 12 Summer FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Summer FUN Session(2), 1222/Lot# 3684 $1,292.50
11/6/2015 NGC MS 65   Stack's Bowers November 2015 Baltimore, 6110/Lot# 22147 $1,116.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1855 ARROWS H10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base6772891061392652884775275515756426848201028136326143817608978081357716901
697895117181273351494535559597656729889114017803015457466629731146850
00000035149453555959765672988911401780301545746662973100
000000414510543567620670775959125121973416533272351165400
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 2614
Owner: Electric Peak Collection
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 586
Owner: mania
 
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