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1871-S HALF DIME

PCGS No: 4399

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 161,000
Proofs: 
0

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: "S" (for San Francisco, CA) below DIME on the reverse

Recent appearances:
NGC MS-64.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6918, not illustrated, sold for $373.75

PCGS MS-62.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6917, not illustrated, sold for $218.50

About Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 472, "Dipped", not plated, sold for $138.00

Notes:
The finest examples 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