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1841 HALF DIME

PCGS Nos: 4328, 4417

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 1,150,000
Proofs: 
estimated 10

Designer: Obverse by Thomas Sully, executed by Christian Gobrecht, modified by Robert Ball Hughes; 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

Significant examples:
NGC Proof-63.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection" Sale, May 28-30, 2001, Lot 473, illustrated, sold for $9,488.00,  where it was described as follows: "1841. NGC graded Proof 63. Light gray in color with silvery highlights. Boldly struck and with full devices details on both sides. We note a small lint mark above Liberty's shoulder in the left obverse field, and a couple of small ticks in the fields. Perhaps a dozen were struck, with few graded by the services. We note 1 graded as such, with 3 graded higher by NGC, while PCGS has graded a single coin as PR-63. An extreme rarity in proof. In NGC holder #283064-001."

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-62.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6834, not illustrated, sold for $149.50

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

The finest Proof example graded by PCGS is a single PR-63.

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

 
 

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