1849-O H10C AU55

CERTIFICATION#: -31857
PCGS#: 4344

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Ex. Bullowa (1949) Sold by David Akers Numismatics Oct '97 Price realized $935

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: This is a great date because of the very low mintage of only 140,000 coins -- one of the smallest mintages in the entire Seated Liberty Half Dime series.  Nonetheless, low-end circulated pieces are quite affordable.  At the AU level, this date becomes quite pricey, and Mint State examples are quite elusive and valuable. PCGS has certified fewer than a dozen Mint State examples, most of which fall into the MS64 grade level.  The strike on these coins is never 100% and most have a slightly mushy look, especially those struck from worn dies.

Diameter: 15.90 millimeters Designer: Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 140,000 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 200 R-7.0 6 / 36 TIE 8 / 79 TIE
60 or Better 20 R-9.1 5 / 36 TIE 6 / 79 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 36 1 / 79

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65 estimated grade  
1 MS65 estimated grade  
3 MS64 PCGS grade Simpson collection
3 MS64 PCGS grade  
3 MS64 PCGS grade