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1851-O HALF DIME

PCGS No: 4348

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 860,000
Proofs: 
0

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: "O" (for New Orleans, LA) below DIME on the reverse

Recent appearances:
NGC MS-63. 
Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 556, sold for $690.00

PCGS MS-60.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6858, not illustrated, sold for $258.75

Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 446, not plated, sold for $161.00

Notes:
The finest example graded by PCGS is a single MS-66.

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