1851-O H10C (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Seated Half Dimes 1837-1873

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

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PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

PCGS #:
4348
Designer:
Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
15.90 millimeters
Weight:
1.34 grams
Mintage:
860,000
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 350 R-6.3 16 / 36 TIE 32 / 79 TIE
60 or Better 90 R-8.1 17 / 36 TIE 33 / 79 TIE
65 or Better 7 R-9.6 10 / 36 TIE 16 / 79 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 350
60 or Better 90
65 or Better 7
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-6.3
60 or Better R-8.1
65 or Better R-9.6
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 16 / 36 TIE
60 or Better 17 / 36 TIE
65 or Better 10 / 36 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 32 / 79 TIE
60 or Better 33 / 79 TIE
65 or Better 16 / 79 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66+ PCGS grade PCGS #4348 (MS)     66+

Simpson collection

2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 estimated grade
4 MS65 PCGS grade
4 MS65 PCGS grade
4 MS65 PCGS grade
7 MS64 PCGS grade
7 MS64 PCGS grade
7 MS64 PCGS grade
7 MS64 PCGS grade
PCGS #4348 (MS)     66+ #1 MS66+ PCGS grade

Simpson collection

#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 estimated grade
#4 MS65 PCGS grade
#4 MS65 PCGS grade
#4 MS65 PCGS grade
#7 MS64 PCGS grade
#7 MS64 PCGS grade
#7 MS64 PCGS grade
#7 MS64 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1851-O Half Dime has a relatively hefty mintage but because the majority of the coins went into circulation, few were saved by collectors. Thus, a P-Mint date with a similar mintage will be much more common and less valuable than the 1851-O. In Mint State, the 1851-O Half Dime is semi-scarce, which means it may be tough to find, but it will not be outrageously expensive -- except in the highest grades. MS64 is the grade seen most often, and any grade above that is very rare. A single PCGS MS66+ is the best known.

The strike quality on this date is particularly strong for a New Orleans Mint product and it is certainly better than the strike quality seen on some of the preceding years. Weakness usually occurs on the denticles, which sometimes appear flat.