1856-O H10C (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Seated Half Dimes 1837-1873

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

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PCGS MS65+

PCGS MS65+

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

PCGS #:
4364
Designer:
Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
15.90 millimeters
Weight:
1.24 grams
Mintage:
1,100,000
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 50 R-8.5 13 / 36 18 / 79 TIE
65 or Better 6 R-9.7 7 / 36 TIE 12 / 79 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 350
60 or Better 50
65 or Better 6
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-6.3
60 or Better R-8.5
65 or Better R-9.7
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 16 / 36 TIE
60 or Better 13 / 36
65 or Better 7 / 36 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 32 / 79 TIE
60 or Better 18 / 79 TIE
65 or Better 12 / 79 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66+ PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade

Goldbergs 6/2014:306, $10,868.75 - D.L. Hansen Collection

2 MS66 PCGS grade
4 MS65 PCGS grade MS65 PCGS grade
4 MS65 PCGS grade
4 MS65 PCGS grade
4 MS65 PCGS grade
4 MS65 estimated grade
4 MS65 estimated grade
10 MS64 PCGS grade
#1 MS66+ PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade

Goldbergs 6/2014:306, $10,868.75 - D.L. Hansen Collection

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

The 1856-O boasts a fairly substantial mintage of 1.1 million pieces but, because the New Orleans Mint was so far from collectors, the number of Mint State examples is less than expected. In fact, the 1856-O Half Dime is valued about the same as the 1855-O With Arrows, which has a lower mintage and is more in-demand as a type coin. Gem examples of this date are extremely rare and the best examples reported are a pair of PCGS MS66s.

Don't expect much out of the strike on 1856-O Half Dimes. The denticles are almost always weak, and the stars and wreath often lack detail, as well.