½ Dime "Seated Liberty Half Dime" reduced weight

Features

Issuer United States
Period Federal republic (1776-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1856-1859
Value ½ Dime = 5 Cents (0.05 USD)
Currency Dollar (1785-date)
Composition Silver (.900) (.100 copper)
Weight 1.24 g
Diameter 15.5 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Number N# 313670
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# A62.2
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.

Obverse

A seated bust of Liberty dividing 13 stars above representing the original 13 colonies and the date below

Script: Latin

Lettering: 1856

Designer: Christian Gobrecht

Christian Gobrecht was the third Chief Engraver of the United States Mint from 1840 until his death in 1844. He was responsible for designing the famous "Seated Liberty" designs, which were in turn the direct inspiration for the design of the Trade Dollar.

Reverse

The value within a wreath and the country name around the rim

Script: Latin

Lettering:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
HALF
DIME

Designer: Christian Gobrecht

Christian Gobrecht was the third Chief Engraver of the United States Mint from 1840 until his death in 1844. He was responsible for designing the famous "Seated Liberty" designs, which were in turn the direct inspiration for the design of the Trade Dollar.

Edge

Reeded

Mints

United States Mint, Philadelphia, United States (1792-date)
O United States Mint, New Orleans, United States (1835-1942)

Comments

KM#A62.2 has a reduced standard weight of 19¹∕₅ grains (1.24 grams).

These coins saw frequent circulation in Nicaragua.

1858

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1856  4 880 000 $ 7.39 $ 11 $ 14 $ 19 27%
1856 O 1 100 000 7%
1857  7 280 000 $ 8.54 $ 12 $ 13 $ 19 49%
1857 O 1 380 000 10%
1858  3 500 000 $ 9.73 $ 12 $ 12 $ 23 25%
1858  0.20% High repunched date
1858  0.20% Overdate 1858/inverted date
1858  300 0.6% Proof
1858 O 1 660 000 $ 4.90 11%
1859  340 000 5%
1859  800 0.6% Proof
1859 O 560 000 5%

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