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Obverse of 1858 Half Dime     Reverse of 1858 Half Dime


1858 HALF DIME

PCGS Nos: 4367, 4368, 94368, 4437, 84437

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 3,500,000
Proofs: 
estimated 125

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: 19 grains (1.2 grams)

Edge: Reeded

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

Images courtesy of Superior Stamp & Coin

Recent appearances:
PCGS Proof-64.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 561, sold for $1,092.50

PCGS Proof-62.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 7986, not illustrated, sold for $920.00  From the Collection of Dr. Joseph M. Seventko

NGC MS-64.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6886, not illustrated, sold for $431.25

NGC MS-64.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 479, not illustrated, sold for $265.00

PCGS MS-63.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6885, "Breen-10, Doubled Date", not illustrated, sold for $546.25

PCGS MS-63.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6884, not illustrated, sold for $212.75

PCGS MS-63.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6883, not illustrated, sold for $310.50

PCGS MS-63.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 7973, "Over Inverted Date", not illustrated, sold for $1,322.50  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 6887, "Breen-9, 1858 Over Inverted Date", not illustrated, sold for $575.00

Choice Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 453, not plated, sold for $92.00

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated example graded by PCGS is a single MS-68.

The finest Uncirculated "Inverse Date" examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-65's.

The finest Uncirculated "Doubled Date" example graded by PCGS is a single VG-VF.

The finest Proof example graded by PCGS is a single PR-66.

The finest Proof Cameo example graded by PCGS is a single PRCA-66.

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

 
 

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