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1860 HALF DIME

PCGS Nos: 4377, 4443, 94443

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 799,000
Proofs: 
1,000

Designer: Obverse by Thomas Sully, executed by Christian Gobrecht, modified by Robert Ball Hughes, modified by James B. Longacre; Reverse by James B. Longacre

Diameter: 15.9 millimeters

Metal content:
Silver - 90%
Other - 10%

Weight: 19 grains (1.2 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: None (for Philadelphia, PA) below DIME on the reverse

Recent appearances:
PCGS Proof-64.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 7989, not illustrated, sold for $661.25  From the Collection of Dr. Joseph M. Seventko

PCGS Proof-63.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 3021

PCGS Proof 63.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1549, "Legend", not illustrated, sold for $368.00

Choice Brilliant Proof.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 293, plated, sold for $862.50  Ex: RARCOA's session of Auction '89 (July 1989, lot 620); earlier 1980 American Numismatic Association Sale (August 1980, lot 1409"

NGC MS-67.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May 25-27, 2003, Lot 2338, sold for $9,775.00

NGC MS-67.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 7976, illustrated, sold for $1,955.00

PCGS MS-66.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 7975, not illustrated, sold for $1,150.00

NGC MS-65.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1550, "Legend", illustrated, sold for $995.00

MS-65.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 3022

NGC MS-65.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 481, not illustrated, sold for $1,093.00

PCGS MS-64 Transitional.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6110, plated, sold for $2,760.00

PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 1474, sold for $345.00

PCGS MS-63.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 3023

PCGS MS-63.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6894, not illustrated, sold for $149.50

PCGS MS-62 Repunched Date.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6893, "V-3b", not illustrated, sold for $115.00

PCGS MS-60 Transitional Piece.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6892, illustrated, sold for $3,105.00

Very Choice Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 456, not plated, sold for $322.00

Brilliant Uncirculated, virtually a Choice example.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 455, "Judd-267", plated, sold for $2,990.00

Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 457, not plated, sold for $92.00

Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 292, sold for $166.75

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated example graded by PCGS is a single MS-68.

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 2 PR-67's.

The finest Proof Cameo examples graded by PCGS are 2 PRCA-67's.

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