1850-O H10C MS64

CERTIFICATION#: -31859
PCGS#: 4346

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Sold by David Akers Numismatics Oct '97 Price realized $3080

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The 1850-O Half Dime is not quite common but also not quite scarce -- except in Mint State.  There, the most frequently-seen grade is MS62 and the best examples are MS66 (where two PCGS-graded examples are known).  Many 1850-O Half Dimes are softly struck on the high points and the denticles, and some examples show clashmarks where the dies banged into each other without a planchet to separate them.  The luster is usually frosty white, with a rich, satiny appearance.

Diameter: 15.90 millimeters Designer: Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 690,000 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 35 R-8.8 10 / 36 15 / 79
65 or Better 5 R-9.7 7 / 36 TIE 12 / 79 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
3 MS65 PCGS grade
3 MS65 PCGS grade  
3 MS65 PCGS grade