1840-O H10C No Drapery (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Seated Half Dimes 1837-1873

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

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OBVERSE COMPARISON

OBVERSE COMPARISON

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

PCGS #:
4322
Designer:
Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
15.90 millimeters
Weight:
1.34 grams
Mintage:
695,000
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 250 R-6.6 2 / 6 14 / 79 TIE
60 or Better 20 R-9.1 1 / 6 6 / 79 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 6 1 / 79
Survival Estimate
All Grades 250
60 or Better 20
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-6.6
60 or Better R-9.1
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 2 / 6
60 or Better 1 / 6
65 or Better 1 / 6
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 14 / 79 TIE
60 or Better 6 / 79 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 79

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS65 estimated grade

John Hamrick, sold privately in 4/2008 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30188

2 MS64 PCGS grade PCGS #4322 (MS)     64
2 MS64 PCGS grade
2 MS64 PCGS grade
2 MS64 PCGS grade
2 MS64 estimated grade
7 MS63 PCGS grade
7 MS63 PCGS grade
7 MS63 PCGS grade
7 MS63 PCGS grade
#1 MS65 estimated grade

John Hamrick, sold privately in 4/2008 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30188

PCGS #4322 (MS)     64 #2 MS64 PCGS grade
#2 MS64 PCGS grade
#2 MS64 PCGS grade
#2 MS64 PCGS grade
#2 MS64 estimated grade
#7 MS63 PCGS grade
#7 MS63 PCGS grade
#7 MS63 PCGS grade
#7 MS63 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1840-O No Drapery Half Dime is considerably more rare than the mintage indicates. No other date in the No Drapery Half Dime series is harder to find in Mint State (the closest competitor for that distinction is a fellow O-Mint half dime, the 1839-O). Perhaps the cause of this can be laid at the feet of the New Orleans Mint. What few collectors existed in America in 1840 cared little for mintmarks, so the vast majority of the coins went into (and stayed in) circulation. Fortunately, a few Mint State examples were saved, but their number is tiny, probably on the order of less than two dozen total, and the finest of those is no better than MS64.