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1840-O HALF DIME

PCGS No: 4322, 4327

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 935,000
Proofs: 
0

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: "O" (for New Orleans, LA) below DIME on the reverse

Recent appearances:
PCGS AU-55.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6833, "Drapery", not illustrated, sold for $2,415.00  Ex: Eliasberg Collection

Notes:
The finest "No Drapery" examples graded by PCGS are 4 MS-64's.

The finest "Drapery" example graded by PCGS is a single MS-63.

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, October 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service