PCGS 4363 - 1856 H10C

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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This issue is common for the type. The last half dime was struck 1873, having been superseded by the more popular nickel five cents. Philadelphia (shown here) and New Orleans struck half dimes in 1856.

Recorded mintage: 4,880,000 (third most common date after 1853 and 1857).

Specification: 1.24 g, .900 fine silver, 23 mm diameter, reeded edge, designed by Christian Gobrecht.

Catalog reference: A62.2.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • Blythe, Al, The Complete Guide to Liberty Seated Half Dimes, Virginia Beach, VA: DLRC Press, 1992.
  • Yeoman, R. S., and Kenneth Bressett (ed.), A Guide Book of United States Coins, 59th Ed., Atlanta, GA: Whitman Publishing, 2005.

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