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1854-O H10C Arrows (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Seated Half Dimes 1837-1873

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS #:
4359
Designer:
Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
15.90 millimeters
Weight:
1.24 grams
Mintage:
1,560,000
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

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Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 300 R-6.4 2 / 6 22 / 79 TIE
60 or Better 75 R-8.2 1 / 6 TIE 23 / 79 TIE
65 or Better 15 R-9.3 1 / 6 TIE 28 / 79 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 300
60 or Better 75
65 or Better 15
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-6.4
60 or Better R-8.2
65 or Better R-9.3
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 2 / 6
60 or Better 1 / 6 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 6 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 22 / 79 TIE
60 or Better 23 / 79 TIE
65 or Better 28 / 79 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 11/2004:6146, $32,200 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 5/2015:98174, $18,800

3 MS66 PCGS grade  
	PCGS #4359 (MS) 66

Simpson Collection

3 MS66 estimated grade
3 MS66 estimated grade
6 MS65 PCGS grade PCGS #4359 (MS)     65

Heritage 1/2011:3240, $3,335

6 MS65 PCGS grade
6 MS65 PCGS grade
6 MS65 PCGS grade
6 MS65 PCGS grade
MS67 PCGS grade #1 MS67 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 11/2004:6146, $32,200 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 5/2015:98174, $18,800

 
	PCGS #4359 (MS) 66 
#3 MS66 PCGS grade

Simpson Collection

#3 MS66 estimated grade
#3 MS66 estimated grade
PCGS #4359 (MS)     65 #6 MS65 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2011:3240, $3,335

#6 MS65 PCGS grade
#6 MS65 PCGS grade
#6 MS65 PCGS grade
#6 MS65 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

Production of Half Dimes at the New Orleans Mint dropped more than 40% in 1854 to a still-respectable 1,560,000 coins. Not surprisingly, the number of certified 1854-O Half Dimes is 43% less than the number of certified 1853-O Half Dimes. Most of the 1854-O Half Dimes went into circulation, but there are at least a couple hundred Mint State survivors that collectors saved for posterity.

As usual, quality control at the New Orleans Mint was sub-par, and many of the 1854-O Half Dimes sport a weak strike, especially at the denticles. It is highly unlikely that a fully struck 1854-O Half Dime exists at all. The best example is a single PCGS MS67.