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Obverse of 1838 Half Dime     Reverse of 1838 Half Dime


1838 HALF DIME

PCGS Nos: 4317, 4408

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 2,255,000
Proofs: 
estimated 5

Designer: Obverse by Thomas Sully, executed by Christian Gobrecht; Reverse by Christian Gobrecht

Diameter: 15.9 millimeters

Metal content:
Silver - 90%
Other - 10%

Weight: 20.6 grains (1.3 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: None (for Philadelphia, PA) below DIME on the reverse

Images courtesy of Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles

Recent appearances:
NGC MS-65.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 471, illustrated, sold for $1,265.00

NGC MS-65.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc. "The Benson Collection, Part III, February 24-25, 2003, Lot 298, illustrated, bought back by the consignor for $1,581.25

NGC MS-63.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 7967, "No Drapery", not illustrated, sold for $287.50  From the Collection of Dr. Joseph M. Seventko

PCGS MS-62.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6828, "No Drapery", not illustrated, sold for $212.75

MS-61.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 5478, not plated, sold for $138.00

Choice EF.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 287, "Breen-3010, Large Stars", sold for $345.00

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated  examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-67's.

The finest Uncirculated "Small Stars" example graded by PCGS is a single MS-66.

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, October 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service

 
 

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