1842-O H10C MS64 PCGS
Lot 1081
1842-O H10C MS64 PCGS
US$ 6,000 - 7,000
£3,600 - 4,200
Auction Details
Coins & Medals New York
13 Dec 2012 10:00 EST

Auction 20086
1842-O H10C MS64 PCGS
Lot Details
1842-O H10C MS64 PCGS
The 1842-O (just 350,000 pieces struck) is a well-known key to the Seated half dime series. Survivors are seldom offered in any grade, but, according to Al Blythe (1992), examples that grade VF and below are available with patience, however, this is not the case with Mint State representatives. Both sides of this conditionally rare near-Gem are toned in streaky reddish-golden patina. Satiny mint luster is seen throughout, and there are no singularly mentionable abrasions. The strike is perhaps this coin's only detracting factor. On the obverse, Liberty's head and foot, as well as several of the star centrils, are softly defined. In addition, the lower reverse wreath is bluntly impressed. These striking deficiencies aside, this is an important silver offering in this sale, and it is a half dime that should have little difficulty finding its way into a specialized collection of Seated coinage. Population: 5 in 64, five finer (MS66 finest). (PCGS 4331)
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