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Coins Certified as of 8/31

My Coin #-51064

1841-O H10C VF20

CERTIFICATION#: -51064
PCGS#: 4329

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Sold by David Akers Numsimatics, Oct '97.

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The mintage of the 1841-O Half Dime is identical to that of the 1842, but it is considerably rarer than the mintage might suggest and the 1841-O is always priced much higher than the 1842.  Uncirculated examples are very scarce, bordering on rare, but there is a lone standout in PCGS MS67+ that is more than two points higher than the nearest competitor.

The overall strike characteristics for this date are normal to above-average for a New Orleans mint product, but on some examples, the dies had remained in place so long that they became clashed, cracked and the surfaces took on a pebbly appearance (these characteristics can be seen on the MS67+ example pictured above).

Diameter: 15.90 millimeters Designer: Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 815,000 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 3 R-9.8 3 / 36 TIE 5 / 79 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67+ PCGS grade

Simpson Collection

2 MS66 estimated grade  

Heritage 3/2009:736 - Jason Carter, sold privately in 11/2009 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 10/2014:98185, $14,687.50

2 MS66 estimated grade  
2 MS66 estimated grade  
5 MS65 PCGS grade  

Stack's 1/2009:210, not sold