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1851 HALF DIME

PCGS No: 4347

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 781,000
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:
NGC MS-64.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 1626

PCGS MS-63.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6857, not illustrated, sold for $195.50

Choice Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 444, not plated, sold for $184.00

Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 445, not plated, sold for $115.00

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 3 MS-67's.

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