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1842 HALF DIME

PCGS Nos: 4330, 4418

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 815,000
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, PA) below DIME on the reverse

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-62.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6836, not illustrated, sold for $138.00

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated example graded by PCGS is a single MS-66.

The finest Proof example graded by PCGS is a single PR-64.

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