1857-O H10C MS68

CERTIFICATION#: 06666599
PCGS#: 4366

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The 1857-O Half Dime is a relatively common coin that seems to have survived better than some of the earlier O-Mint dates from the 1850s.  It is not nearly as common as the 1858-O, but it is valued higher than the 1859-O (which has a smaller mintage). 

A small number of Gem examples exist which skew the Condition Census up into the MS66 range.  The finest example is a single PCGS MS68 from the Simpson collection.  Strike quality remains an issue on this date but there are some well-struck (not full struck) examples that show stronger denticles than usual.

Diameter: 15.90 millimeters Designer: Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 1,380,000 Weight: 1.24 grams Metal Content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper
2
12
3
13
4
20
6
22
8
24
10
25
12
28
15
30
20
43
2
25
48
6
30
53
4
45+
165
50+
205
53+
230
55+
258
58+
307
60
375
2
62+
520
63+
625
64+
825
65+
1,950
66+
4,500
1
67+
11,500
68
25,000
1

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 800 R-5.4 28 / 36 TIE 53 / 79 TIE
60 or Better 200 R-7.0 24 / 36 TIE 49 / 79 TIE
65 or Better 50 R-8.5 29 / 36 59 / 79 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade  
2 MS67 PCGS grade  
2 MS67 PCGS grade  
5 MS66+ PCGS grade