1842-O H10C XF40 Certification #38192487, PCGS #4331

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

The 1842-O Half Dime has one of the lower mintages of this series, yet it is still quite affordable in most grades.  Most of the other dates in this series have higher surviving populations, so calling this an under-appreciated date is completely appropriate. The finest example is a single PCGS MS66.

The overall strike characteristics are usually strong, and most examples show good detailing of the central devices.  The only weakness, if any, usually appears on the details.

PCGS #
4331
Designer
Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht
Edge
Reeded
Diameter
15.90 millimeters
Weight
1.34 grams
Mintage
350000
Metal
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Pop Higher
29
Pop Lower
53
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 250 R-6.6 9 / 36 TIE 14 / 79 TIE
All Grades 25 R-9.0 8 / 36 11 / 79 TIE
60 or Better 7 R-9.6 10 / 36 TIE 16 / 79 TIE
65 or Better 250
All Grades 25
60 or Better 7
65 or Better R-6.6
All Grades R-9.0
60 or Better R-9.6
65 or Better 9 / 36 TIE
All Grades 8 / 36
60 or Better 10 / 36 TIE
65 or Better 14 / 79 TIE
All Grades 11 / 79 TIE
60 or Better 16 / 79 TIE

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade

Discovered in Switzerland - Stuart C. Levine Collection - Bowers & Merena 4/1986:2079 - Stack's 11/2008:3314, $20,000 - Stack's 7/2009:282, $25,300 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part III - Heritage 5/2015:98163, $18,800 - Tom Bender Collection

2 MS65 PCGS grade MS65 PCGS grade

Bob R. Simpson Collection - Tom Bender Collection

2 MS65 PCGS grade

Goldbergs 6/2002:2058 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part IV - Heritage 10/2015:98133, $17,625

2 MS65 PCGS grade

Goldbergs 2/2010:944, $11,500 - Stacks's/Bowers 8 8/2012:11295, not sold - Goldbergs 6/2014:301, not sold - Stack's/Bowers 8/2014:13063, not sold - Stack's/Bowers 8/2016:3056, $11,750 - Heritage 11/2016:5179, not sold - Heritage 2/2017:3687, $11,750

2 MS65 PCGS grade
MS66 PCGS grade #1 MS66 PCGS grade

Discovered in Switzerland - Stuart C. Levine Collection - Bowers & Merena 4/1986:2079 - Stack's 11/2008:3314, $20,000 - Stack's 7/2009:282, $25,300 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part III - Heritage 5/2015:98163, $18,800 - Tom Bender Collection

MS65 PCGS grade #2 MS65 PCGS grade

Bob R. Simpson Collection - Tom Bender Collection

#2 MS65 PCGS grade

Goldbergs 6/2002:2058 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part IV - Heritage 10/2015:98133, $17,625

#2 MS65 PCGS grade

Goldbergs 2/2010:944, $11,500 - Stacks's/Bowers 8 8/2012:11295, not sold - Goldbergs 6/2014:301, not sold - Stack's/Bowers 8/2014:13063, not sold - Stack's/Bowers 8/2016:3056, $11,750 - Heritage 11/2016:5179, not sold - Heritage 2/2017:3687, $11,750

#2 MS65 PCGS grade