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1857-O HALF DIME

PCGS No: 4366

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 1,380,000
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: ±19 grains (±1.2 grams)

Edge: Reeded

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

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-63.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6882, not illustrated, sold for $281.75

PCGS MS-61.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6222, not plated, sold for $339.25   From the Alex Highland Collection

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-66.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 335, illustrated, sold for $2,415.00

Notes:
The finest examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-67's.

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