1851-O H10C MS66

CERTIFICATION#: 21285917
PCGS#: 4348

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The 1851-O Half Dime has a relatively hefty mintage but because the majority of the coins went into circulation, few were saved by collectors.  Thus, a P-Mint date with a similar mintage will be much more common and less valuable than the 1851-O.  In Mint State, the 1851-O Half Dime is semi-scarce, which means it may be tough to find, but it will not be outrageously expensive -- except in the highest grades.  MS64 is the grade seen most often, and any grade above that is very rare.  A single PCGS MS66+ is the best known.

The strike quality on this date is particularly strong for a New Orleans Mint product and it is certainly better than the strike quality seen on some of the preceding years.  Weakness usually occurs on the denticles, which sometimes appear flat.

Diameter: 15.90 millimeters Designer: Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 860,000 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 350 R-6.3 16 / 36 TIE 32 / 79 TIE
60 or Better 90 R-8.1 17 / 36 TIE 33 / 79 TIE
65 or Better 7 R-9.6 10 / 36 TIE 16 / 79 TIE

Condition Census

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