1839-O H10C No Drapery AU53 Certification #38178694, PCGS #4320

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

The 1839-O Half Dime boasts a hefty mintage of over one million coins, yet among the early dates of this type, it remains a rarity in Mint State.  According to the PCGS Population Report (as of December 2011), the 1839-O Half Dime is only slightly less common than the 1838-O and the 1840-O, both of which have lower mintages (substantially so in the case of the 1838-O) and only incrementally smaller mintages in Mint State.

Among the Mint State 1839-O Half Dimes, MS-63 is the median grade.  In addition, PCGS has certified only four examples in MS-64, two in MS-65, and none finer.

PCGS #
4320
Designer
Christian Gobrecht
Edge
Reeded
Diameter
15.90 millimeters
Weight
1.34 grams
Mintage
1034039
Metal
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Pop Higher
67
Pop Lower
77
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 300 R-6.4 3 / 6 22 / 79 TIE
All Grades 25 R-9.0 2 / 6 11 / 79 TIE
60 or Better 3 R-9.8 1 / 6 TIE 5 / 79 TIE
65 or Better 300
All Grades 25
60 or Better 3
65 or Better R-6.4
All Grades R-9.0
60 or Better R-9.8
65 or Better 3 / 6
All Grades 2 / 6
60 or Better 1 / 6 TIE
65 or Better 22 / 79 TIE
All Grades 11 / 79 TIE
60 or Better 5 / 79 TIE

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 estimated grade

Superior 1/2004:170 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 5/2015:98161, $16,450- Stack's/Bowers 8/2016:3055

2 MS65 PCGS grade  
	PCGS #4320 (MS) 65

Bob R. Simpson Collection - Tom Bender Collection

2 MS65 PCGS grade
John Albanese, sold privately in 3/2003 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part IV - Heritage 10/2015:98122, $7,050
2 MS65 PCGS grade
2 MS65 estimated grade
#1 MS66 estimated grade

Superior 1/2004:170 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 5/2015:98161, $16,450- Stack's/Bowers 8/2016:3055

 
	PCGS #4320 (MS) 65 
#2 MS65 PCGS grade

Bob R. Simpson Collection - Tom Bender Collection

#2 MS65 PCGS grade
John Albanese, sold privately in 3/2003 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part IV - Heritage 10/2015:98122, $7,050
#2 MS65 PCGS grade
#2 MS65 estimated grade