1852-O H10C MS66+

PCGS#: 4350

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The 1852-O Half Dime has the second smallest mintage of any New Orleans Half Dime from the 1850s (the rarest is the 1853 No Arrows Half Dime).  Overall, this date is hard to locate in any grade, especially in Mint State, where the typical grade is MS64.  Gem examples are super-rare, and the finest example is a stand-out PCGS MS66+.  Fully struck 1852-O Half Dimes are essentially unknown; most show weakness on the denticles, one or more of the stars, and on the high points of the wreath.


Diameter: 15.90 millimeters Designer: Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 260,000 Weight: 1.34 grams Metal Content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 200 R-7.0 6 / 36 TIE 8 / 79 TIE
60 or Better 30 R-8.9 9 / 36 13 / 79 TIE
65 or Better 6 R-9.7 7 / 36 TIE 12 / 79 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66+ PCGS grade
2 MS65 PCGS grade  
2 MS65 PCGS grade  
2 MS65 PCGS grade  
2 MS65 estimated grade