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Obverse of 1842-O Half Dime     Reverse of 1842-O Half Dime


1842-O HALF DIME

PCGS No: 4331

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 350,000
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

Images courtesy of Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles

Recent appearances:
NGC MS-66.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 7969, illustrated, not sold

"MS-65".  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc. "The Benson Collection, Part III, February 24-25, 2003, Lot 301, illustrated, bought back by the consignor for $10,695.00

NGC MS-64.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6837, illustrated, sold for $5,520.00

PCGS MS-63.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 7968, not illustrated, sold for $1,667.50  From the Collection of Dr. Joseph M. Seventko

Very Fine/Extremely Fine.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 434, not plated, sold for $109.25

NGC VF-35.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 474, not illustrated, sold for $253.00

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

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