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1846 HALF DIME

PCGS Nos: 4336, 4422

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 27,000
Proofs: 
estimated 15

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:
Choice Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 439, plated, sold for $3,565.00

PCGS AU-53.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6845, illustrated, sold for $4,312.50

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated example graded by PCGS is a single MS-63.

The finest Proof 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