1844-O H10C (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Seated Half Dimes 1837-1873

PCGS MS63

PCGS MS63

PCGS MS62

PCGS MS62

PCGS MS62

PCGS MS62

PCGS #:
4334
Designer:
Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
15.90 millimeters
Weight:
1.34 grams
Mintage:
220,000
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
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 300 R-6.4 12 / 36 TIE 22 / 79 TIE
60 or Better 15 R-9.3 4 / 36 5 / 79
65 or Better 1 R-10.0 1 / 36 TIE 1 / 79 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 300
60 or Better 15
65 or Better 1
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-6.4
60 or Better R-9.3
65 or Better R-10.0
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 12 / 36 TIE
60 or Better 4 / 36
65 or Better 1 / 36 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 22 / 79 TIE
60 or Better 5 / 79
65 or Better 1 / 79 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS65+ PCGS grade

Matthew Stickney Collection - H. Chapman 6/1907:??? - John H. Clapp Collection, sold inact in 1942 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 5/1996:962 - Joseph O'Connor, sold privately in 2/2004 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 10/2014:98188, $21,150

2 MS64 PCGS grade
2 MS64 PCGS grade
2 MS64 PCGS grade
2 MS64 estimated grade
6 MS63 PCGS grade
7 MS62 PCGS grade
7 MS62 PCGS grade
7 MS62 PCGS grade
7 MS62 PCGS grade
#1 MS65+ PCGS grade

Matthew Stickney Collection - H. Chapman 6/1907:??? - John H. Clapp Collection, sold inact in 1942 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 5/1996:962 - Joseph O'Connor, sold privately in 2/2004 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 10/2014:98188, $21,150

#2 MS64 PCGS grade
#2 MS64 PCGS grade
#2 MS64 PCGS grade
#2 MS64 estimated grade
#6 MS63 PCGS grade
#7 MS62 PCGS grade
#7 MS62 PCGS grade
#7 MS62 PCGS grade
#7 MS62 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1844-O Half Dime has the third lowest mintage of any date/mintmark combination of Half Dimes in the 1840's. It is difficult to locate an 1844-O Half Dime in any grade, but especially so in Mint State. The few examples that are known in Uncirculated condition are most often found in MS62. The finest example is a single PCGS MS65, which is unusual because virtually every other date has examples in MS66 to MS68.

Many examples show weakness on the high points, often on the leaves of the wreath on the reverse. A weak strike is typical of most coins that came out of tne New Orleans mint, but the Half Dimes, because they are struck with a small die, are usually struck better than larger denominations.