1838-O H10C No Stars (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Seated Half Dimes 1837-1873

PCGS MS64+

PCGS MS64+

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PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

PCGS #:
4314
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
15.90 millimeters
Weight:
1.34 grams
Mintage:
70,000
Mint:
New Orleans
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
Current Auctions - NGC Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - PCGS Graded
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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 200 R-7.0 1 / 3 8 / 79 TIE
60 or Better 20 R-9.1 1 / 3 6 / 79 TIE
65 or Better 2 R-9.9 1 / 3 4 / 79
Survival Estimate
All Grades 200
60 or Better 20
65 or Better 2
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-7.0
60 or Better R-9.1
65 or Better R-9.9
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 1 / 3
60 or Better 1 / 3
65 or Better 1 / 3
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 8 / 79 TIE
60 or Better 6 / 79 TIE
65 or Better 4 / 79

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS64+ PCGS grade
3 MS64 PCGS grade PCGS #4314 (MS)     64
3 MS64 PCGS grade
3 MS64 PCGS grade
3 MS64 estimated grade
8 MS63 PCGS grade
8 MS63 PCGS grade
8 MS63 PCGS grade
8 MS63 estimated grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS64+ PCGS grade
PCGS #4314 (MS)     64 #3 MS64 PCGS grade
#3 MS64 PCGS grade
#3 MS64 PCGS grade
#3 MS64 estimated grade
#8 MS63 PCGS grade
#8 MS63 PCGS grade
#8 MS63 PCGS grade
#8 MS63 estimated grade
Ron Guth:

In 1838, its first year of operation, the New Orleans Mint produced only Half Dimes for circulation (the ultra-rare 1838-O Half Dollars were only struck as Proofs). Though this fact adds little to the value or desirability of this date, it is an interesting reflection on the capabilities of the New Orleans Mint during its early years.

The 1838-O Half Dime has a relatively low mintage. The scarcity of this date really shows up in the PCGS Population report. Of the 57 examples certified in all grades by PCGS (as of June 2011), only 15 are Mint State. Almost 1,000 examples have been certified of the 1837 No Stars Half Dime (including both varieties). Of the Mint State 1838-O Half Dimes, most grade only MS-62. Only one example, a splendid MS-66 has been graded finer than MS-64 by PCGS. Thus, the Condition Census for this date ranges from a low of MS-63 to a high of MS-66.