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1865 HALF DIME

PCGS Nos: 4386, 4448, 84448

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 13,000
Proofs: 
500

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:
NGC Proof-65.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6116, not plated, sold for $948.75

NGC Proof-64 Cameo.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 7992, not illustrated, sold for $690.00  

PCGS Proof-64.  Ex - Superior Galleries "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 171, sold for $862.50

Proof-64.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Santa Clara Signature Sale", November 16-17, 2000, Lot 5219, not illustrated, sold for $1,092.50

NGC Proof-63.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 1478, sold for $414.00

Proof-63.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 1479, sold for $368.00

Proof 60.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1552, not illustrated, sold for $506.00

PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 7983, illustrated, sold for $1,380.00

PCGS MS-62.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6904, not illustrated, sold for $805.00

Choice About Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 465,"appearance of a mishandled Proof", not plated, sold for $431.25 

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

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 11 PR-66's.

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

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