Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dimes (1837-1873)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 1,100,000
Catalog: KM-A62.2
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 (8/26/2016)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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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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1856 O H10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 17.00 21.00 27.00 45.00 120 280 340 375 450 540 625 875 1150 1650 2800 5250 - - - -
$ - - 365 410 500 - - - 1250 2000 3400 6850 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 97
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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3/22/2005 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #25035, 25035/Lot# 11136 $304.75
2/5/2007 NGC MS 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 125, 130/Lot# 605 $4,427.50
9/6/2009 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg September 6-8, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 54/Lot# 2557 $1,150.00
4/22/2013 PCGS VF 25   Teletrade Auction 3427, 3427/Lot# 1460 $64.63
6/5/2013 PCGS AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2013 June 5 - 9 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(6), 1186/Lot# 7608 $381.88
9/22/2013 NGC AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/22/2013, 93/Lot# 135834 $250.80
7/6/2014 NGC AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/06/2014, 188/Lot# 138001 $370.00
1/18/2015 NGC MS 62   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3517, 6086/Lot# 21073 $499.38


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 Collection
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 1583
Owner: Electric Peak Collection
 
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