Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dimes (1837-1873)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 600,000
Catalog: KM-62.2
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht and Robert B. Hughes
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 1.34g
ASW: 0.0388oz
Melt Value: $0.61 (2/11/2016)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1848 O H10C MS obverse 1848 O H10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This is a relatively scarce coin across all grades, though not a true rarity. There are a number of Mint State pieces certified, including a few gems. Like many New Orleans Mint coins of the period, areas of weak striking are common.

Three different mintmark sizes are known for this issue. The Large O and Medium O (photos) reverses are the ones most often seen, while the tiny Small O mintmark is rare.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/2/2015

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1848 O H10C MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 77
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


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7/9/2009 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2009 July West Palm Beach, FL (Summer FUN) Signature US Coin Auction #1127, 1127/Lot# 308 $2,760.00
9/6/2009 NGC MS 64   Goldberg September 6-8, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 54/Lot# 2556 $2,300.00
7/15/2012 NGC VF 20   Teletrade Auction 3311, 3311/Lot# 1872 $33.00
12/1/2013 PCGS AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 780, 789/Lot# 286 $550.00
9/7/2014 PCGS AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/07/2014, 191/Lot# 213395 $550.00
4/22/2015 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2015 April 22 - 26 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(7), 1219/Lot# 7507 $705.00
10/28/2015 NGC Details UNC Details  Heritage Auctions 2015 October 28 Gardner Collection IV US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(2), 1229/Lot# 99142 $282.00


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