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1840 HALF DIME

PCGS Nos: 4321, 4326, 4416

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 1,344,085
Proofs: 
estimated 10

Designer: Obverse by Thomas Sully, executed by Christian Gobrecht, modified by Robert Ball Hughes; Reverse by Christian Gobrecht

Diameter: 15.9 millimeters

Metal content:
Silver - 90%
Other - 10%

Weight: 20.6 grains (1.3 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: None (for Philadelphia) below DIME on the reverse

Significant examples:
NGC Proof-66.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May 25-27, 2003, Lot 2327, sold for $26,450.00

Recent appearances:
Very Choice Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 431, "No Drapery", plated, sold for $431.25

PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1546, "No Drapery", illustrated, sold for $1,092.00

Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 432, "No Drapery", not plated, sold for $253.00

Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 433, "With Drapery", not plated, sold for $322.00

Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "The Marvin Taichert Collection of U.S. Type Coins", May 9, 2001, Lot 75, "No Drapery", plated, sold for $287.50  Purchased privately from Dan Brown on April 27, 1966

NGC MS-62.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1547, "No Drapery", not illustrated, sold for $195.00

PCGS MS-60.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6831, "No Drapery", not illustrated, sold for $230.00

PCGS MS-60.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6832, "Drapery", not illustrated, sold for $437.00

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated "No Drapery" example graded by PCGS is a single MS-68.

The finest Uncirculated "Drapery" example graded by PCGS is a single MS-67.

The finest Proof "Drapery" example graded by PCGS is a single PR-65.

Sources and/or recommended reading:

"The PCGS Population Report, October 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service