Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dimes (1837-1873)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 1,100,000
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: $0.65 (7/10/2020)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
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1856 O H10C MS obverse 1856 O H10C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

This issue is fairly common in worn condition, but Mint State examples are elusive. The strike varies widely, and the specimen illustrated is exceptionally sharp.

A very minor repunched date is known for 1856 O half dimes, but this is of little interest to general collectors.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/24/2020

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1856 O H10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 28.00 32.00 45.00 48.00 145 260 270 360 420 520 585 775 1170 1600 2550 5000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 865 - 1830 - 7000 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 107
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 66

The chart showing VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 7/7/2020 1856 O H10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--12621035152812156461----107
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Total--12621035152812156562----109
 --1%2%6%2%9%3%5%14%26%1%2%14%6%5%6%2%---- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1856 O H10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base636785111183423489783891949106611931303158318432233291039024153441548606452
647394135263445587819910988110812301396167019732459324139864240456353910
000000587819910988110812301396167019732459324139864240456300
0000006858559301027115112661490175621032684357140694328471200
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 3902
Owner: Electric Peak
 
Grade: MS 65
Points: 2910
Owner: toyonakataro
 
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