1842-O H10C XF40

PCGS#: 4331

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Ex. Bullowa (1947) Sold by David Akers Numismatics Oct '97 Price realized $1210

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The 1842-O Half Dime has one of the lower mintages of this series, yet it is still quite affordable in most grades.  Most of the other dates in this series have higher surviving populations, so calling this an under-appreciated date is completely appropriate. The finest example is a single PCGS MS66.

The overall strike characteristics are usually strong, and most examples show good detailing of the central devices.  The only weakness, if any, usually appears on the details.

Diameter: 15.90 millimeters Designer: Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 350,000 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 250 R-6.6 9 / 36 TIE 14 / 79 TIE
60 or Better 25 R-9.0 8 / 36 11 / 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
2 MS65 PCGS grade  
2 MS65 PCGS grade  
2 MS65 PCGS grade  
2 MS65 PCGS grade