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1850 HALF DIME

PCGS No: 4345

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 955,000
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

Recent appearances:
Very Choice Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 288, not plated, unsold

Choice Brilliant Uncirculated. Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 289, not plated, sold for $138.00

Choice Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 442, plated, sold for $1,121.25

PCGS MS-61.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6855, not illustrated, sold for $161.00

Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 443, not plated, sold for $138.00

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

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