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1862 HALF DIME

PCGS Nos: 4381, 4445, 84445

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 1,492,000
Proofs: 
550

Designer: Obverse by Thomas Sully, executed by Christian Gobrecht, modified by Robert Ball Hughes and 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:
Brilliant Proof.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 294, sold for $258.75  Ex: Grand Central Convention Sale Paramount, November 1980, Lot 294

PCGS MS-66.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6899, not illustrated, sold for $1,667.50

PCGS MS-66.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6111, not plated, sold for $1,322.50

PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 7980, not illustrated, sold for $862.50  From the Collection of Dr. Joseph M. Seventko

NGC MS-64.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 7979, not illustrated, sold for $241.50  From the Collection of Dr. Joseph M. Seventko

IGC MS-63.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 482, not illustrated, sold for $126.00

Choice Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 461, not plated, sold for $97.75

PCGS MS-62.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6898, not illustrated, sold for $115.00

Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 462, not plated, sold for $97.75

Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 463, not plated, sold for $80.50

Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 294, not plated, sold for $86.25

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 3 MS-68's.

The finest Proof example graded by PCGS is a single PR-67.

The finest Proof Cameo examples graded by PCGS are 3 PRCA-67's.

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