1851-O H10C MS64 Certification #38116172, PCGS #4348

Expert Comments

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.

PCGS #
4348
Designer
Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht
Edge
Reeded
Diameter
15.90 millimeters
Weight
1.34 grams
Mintage
860000
Metal
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Pop Higher
9
Pop Lower
150
Region
The United States of America
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades
65 or Better 350 R-6.3 16 / 36 TIE 32 / 79 TIE
All Grades 90 R-8.1 17 / 36 TIE 33 / 79 TIE
60 or Better 7 R-9.6 10 / 36 TIE 16 / 79 TIE
65 or Better 350
All Grades 90
60 or Better 7
65 or Better R-6.3
All Grades R-8.1
60 or Better R-9.6
65 or Better 16 / 36 TIE
All Grades 17 / 36 TIE
60 or Better 10 / 36 TIE
65 or Better 32 / 79 TIE
All Grades 33 / 79 TIE
60 or Better 16 / 79 TIE

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail 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
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