1855-O H10C Arrows MS67

PCGS#: 4361

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The 1855-O Half Dime is easily the rarest date and mintmark combination of the With Arrows type.  It is the only date with a mintage below one million coins.  In Mint State, this date is quite scarce and commands a strong premium in grades above MS63.  1855-O Half Dimes in MS66 and better are extremely rare.

This date comes surprisingly well struck, though it is often weak in the denticles.  Nonetheless, the strike quality of this date is much better than the other With Arrows Half Dimes from New Orleans and is almost on par with those from the Philadelphia mint.

Diameter: 15.90 millimeters Designer: Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 600,000 Weight: 1.24 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 250 R-6.6 1 / 6 14 / 79 TIE
60 or Better 75 R-8.2 1 / 6 TIE 23 / 79 TIE
65 or Better 15 R-9.3 1 / 6 TIE 28 / 79 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67+ PCGS grade

Goldbergs 9/2005:1610 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30200, $25,850

2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 estimated grade  
4 MS66 PCGS grade  
5 MS65 PCGS grade