Previous Date | Next Date | Seated Liberty Half Dimes by Date | Half Dimes by Type


1859-O HALF DIME

PCGS No: 4370

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 560,000
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:
NGC MS-63.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6890, not illustrated, not sold

PCGS MS-63.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6891, not illustrated, sold for $299.00

Notes:
The finest example graded by PCGS are 2 MS-66's.

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