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NEWP - 1858-O Half Dime

OmegaraptorOmegaraptor Posts: 527 ✭✭✭✭✭

So I greatly enjoy collecting Seated Half Dimes, and I didn’t have the 1858-O. I was looking on Ebay and saw this one up for $15.


It’s a nice, well-circulated coin that served its purpose and a decent hole filler. Especially at $15 - can’t complain!

Except I can, because I bought only one New Orleans half dime. So I bought this other one at $10 as well, pictured on the right. Having two New Orleans half dimes is never a bad thing!

"You can't get just one gun." "You can't get just one tattoo." "You can't get just one 1796 Draped Bust Large Cent."

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  • dsessomdsessom Posts: 2,212 ✭✭✭✭✭

    You can't beat the price for sure!

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  • logger7logger7 Posts: 8,069 ✭✭✭✭✭

    We must never discount the pride and joy of acquisition and ownership!

  • jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 9,248 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Now those coins both, have so many pockets that they have resided in and truly would be wondrous to know where and when. I love worn coins for what they represent.
    Jim


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  • ashelandasheland Posts: 22,673 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Fun stuff! I have the 57-0 dime I wouldn’t mind finding a New Orleans half dime myself.

    Cool pick up. 👍

  • yosclimberyosclimber Posts: 4,593 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 14, 2023 3:30PM

    Actually, looking at the lower date weakness, and the repunched mint mark,
    you have an 1853-O No Arrows!
    That's quite a score for $15.
    PCGS Price Guide value is $450 in G4, which is the grade of your coin, accounting for the normal lower date weakness.
    https://sites.google.com/view/clintcummins/half-dime-attribution-guide

    The only bad news is that you'll have to keep trying to find an 1858-O. :)

  • NumisOxideNumisOxide Posts: 10,989 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @yosclimber said:
    Actually, looking at the lower date weakness, and the repunched mint mark,
    you have an 1853-O No Arrows!
    That's quite a score for $15.
    PCGS Price Guide value is $450 in G4, which is the grade of your coin, accounting for the normal lower date weakness.
    https://sites.google.com/view/clintcummins/half-dime-attribution-guide

    The only bad news is that you'll have to keep trying to find an 1858-O. :)

    Nice score!!

  • OmegaraptorOmegaraptor Posts: 527 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 14, 2023 5:06PM

    @yosclimber said:
    Actually, looking at the lower date weakness, and the repunched mint mark,
    you have an 1853-O No Arrows!
    That's quite a score for $15.
    PCGS Price Guide value is $450 in G4, which is the grade of your coin, accounting for the normal lower date weakness.
    https://sites.google.com/view/clintcummins/half-dime-attribution-guide

    The only bad news is that you'll have to keep trying to find an 1858-O. :)

    This was a test. You passed! Didn’t take long.

    The other half dime is also an 1853-O No Arrows.

    I still don’t have an 1858-O half dime. :(

    Or even an 1853-O WITH arrows.

    "You can't get just one gun." "You can't get just one tattoo." "You can't get just one 1796 Draped Bust Large Cent."

  • EagleScout2017EagleScout2017 Posts: 238 ✭✭✭

    @Omegaraptor said:

    @yosclimber said:
    Actually, looking at the lower date weakness, and the repunched mint mark,
    you have an 1853-O No Arrows!
    That's quite a score for $15.
    PCGS Price Guide value is $450 in G4, which is the grade of your coin, accounting for the normal lower date weakness.
    https://sites.google.com/view/clintcummins/half-dime-attribution-guide

    The only bad news is that you'll have to keep trying to find an 1858-O. :)

    This was a test. You passed! Didn’t take long.

    The other half dime is also an 1853-O No Arrows.

    I still don’t have an 1858-O half dime. :(

    Or even an 1853-O WITH arrows.

    I'm surprised nobody got it sooner.

    delenda est WitterU

  • yosclimberyosclimber Posts: 4,593 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 14, 2023 6:30PM

    @Omegaraptor said:
    ...
    The other half dime is also an 1853-O No Arrows.

    OK, I'll bite.
    How do you attribute the right hand one as an 1853-O No Arrows?

    It does have the correct mint mark size and position.
    But how do you know it is not a 1853-O V-6 which shares that reverse,
    or some other year?

    Did you weigh it?
    Weighing it might exclude the 1853-O V-6, but it would not exclude the 1850-O.

  • OmegaraptorOmegaraptor Posts: 527 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @yosclimber said:

    @Omegaraptor said:
    ...
    The other half dime is also an 1853-O No Arrows.

    OK, I'll bite.
    How do you attribute the right hand one as an 1853-O No Arrows?

    It does have the correct mint mark size and position.
    But how do you know it is not a 1853-O V-6 which shares that reverse,
    or some other year?

    Did you weigh it?
    Weighing it might exclude the 1853-O V-6, but it would not exclude the 1850-O.

    I will have to weigh it to make sure. But what remains of the top of the date (which isn’t easy to see, although the top of the 8 is somewhat visible) is very close to the rock, more indicative of 53-O NA than 53-O WA V6.

    It was a $10 gamble based on the weakness of the date relative to the rest of the obverse.

    "You can't get just one gun." "You can't get just one tattoo." "You can't get just one 1796 Draped Bust Large Cent."

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Seems like you got a good deal on the coins... It pays to know the series... Sometimes these good deals show up, and one must be ready. Cheers, RickO

  • The_Dinosaur_ManThe_Dinosaur_Man Posts: 836 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That's a lucky score! After reading some of the above comments and checking against the 1858-O and the 1853-O No Arrows in my collection, I can see that you were in fact super lucky with that pick-up. Good work!

    Custom album maker and numismatic photographer, see my portfolio here: (http://www.donahuenumismatics.com/).

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