1839-O H10C No Drapery MS65

CERTIFICATION#: 06602347
PCGS#: 4320

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The 1839-O Half Dime boasts a hefty mintage of over one million coins, yet among the early dates of this type, it remains a rarity in Mint State.  According to the PCGS Population Report (as of December 2011), the 1839-O Half Dime is only slightly less common than the 1838-O and the 1840-O, both of which have lower mintages (substantially so in the case of the 1838-O) and only incrementally smaller mintages in Mint State.

Among the Mint State 1839-O Half Dimes, MS-63 is the median grade.  In addition, PCGS has certified only four examples in MS-64, two in MS-65, and none finer.

Diameter: 15.90 millimeters Designer: Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 1,034,039 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 300 R-6.4 3 / 6 22 / 79 TIE
60 or Better 25 R-9.0 2 / 6 11 / 79 TIE
65 or Better 3 R-9.8 1 / 6 TIE 5 / 79 TIE

Condition Census

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