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1864 HALF DIME

PCGS Nos: 4384, 4447, 84447, 94447

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 48,000
Proofs: 
470

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) below DIME on the reverse

Recent appearances:
Gem Brilliant Proof.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 295, sold for $690.00

Proof-64.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 3029

NGC Proof-64.  Ex - Superior Galleries "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 170, sold for $517.50

Brilliant Proof with claims to Choice.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 464, plated, sold for $546.25

NGC MS-65.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 3030

PCGS MS-63.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6902, not illustrated, sold for $931.50

Notes:
The 1864 Half Dime was restruck in Copper, Nickel, and Aluminum.

The finest Uncirculated example graded by PCGS is a single MS-67.

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

The finest Proof Cameo examples graded by PCGS are 3 PRCA-66's.

The finest Proof Deep Cameo example graded by PCGS is a single PRDC-65.

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