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Obverse of 1844 Half Dime     Reverse of 1844 Half Dime


1844 HALF DIME

PCGS Nos: 4333, 4420

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 430,000
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) below DIME on the reverse

Images courtesy of David Akers Numismatics, Inc.

Significant examples:
"Proof" (illustrated above).  Ex - Pittman collection

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-63.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 3012

PCGS MS-62.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6840, not illustrated, sold for $138.00

Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 436, "Valentine 2", not plated, sold for $488.75

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 6 MS-67's.

The finest Proof example graded by PCGS is a single PR-66.

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

 
 

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