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1849 HALF DIME

PCGS Nos: 4341, 4342, 4343, 4425

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 1,309,000
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-65.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 131, "1849/6", illustrated, not sold

PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6852, "Valentine-2, 1849/6", not illustrated, sold for $1,207.50

NGC MS-64.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6104, not plated, sold for $862.50

PCGS MS-62.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6853, "Valentine-4, 1849/8", not illustrated, sold for $379.50

PCGS MS-61.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6851, not illustrated, sold for $207.00

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 3 MS-66's.

The finest Uncirculated "1849/6" examples graded by PCGS are 5 MS-65's.

The finest Uncirculated "1849/8" example graded by PCGS is a single MS-68.

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