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: $0.67 (8/24/2016)
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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Auction Prices Realized

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4/14/1997 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 0936, 936/Lot# 1204 $109.00
9/19/2005 NGC MS 68   Goldberg September 19-21, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 32/Lot# 1610 $28,750.00
1/3/2007 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2007 January Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Coin Auction #422, 422/Lot# 2495 $2,760.00
2/21/2008 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 223, 229/Lot# 5210 $184.00
3/17/2011 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2011 March Sacramento Signature ANA US Coin Auction Session(1), 1153/Lot# 3314 $1,610.00
10/17/2012 NGC MS 63   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 24404 $230.00
5/11/2014 NGC AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/11/2014, 179/Lot# 182089 $198.00


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 Collection
 
Grade: MS 65
Points: 2614
Owner: Electric Peak Collection
 
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