Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    1856 Half Dime, PR66
    Tied for Finest Non-Cameo Graded

    1856 H10C PR66 PCGS. V-2. This variety is characterized by the digits 856 all closely spaced and rather coarsely struck, with an upright 5, closed 6 with extra artifacts, weak 5, and the 85 especially close. The weak "irregular" striking on the proofs of this issue is typical, as Akers noted for the Choice proof 1856 half dime in the Pittman Collection catalog. He also opined that the 1856 is "decidedly underrated in comparison" to the 1855 Arrows proof half dime, which is "only a little more rare." Violet, blue, and copper hues dominate the obverse of this well-struck Premium Gem proof 1856 half dime. The reverse is a more-uniform pale copper-gold, but both sides are impeccably struck. Population: 1 in 66, 0 finer (6/17).(Registry values: P2) (NGC ID# 235L, PCGS# 4434)

    Weight: 1.24 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    August, 2017
    2nd-6th Wednesday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 8
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 185

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    17.5% of the successful bid (minimum $19) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2020 April 22 - 27 Central States World Coins Signature Auction - Chicago.

    Learn about consigning with us

    The publicity your marketing generated was fabulous, and your internet system is beyond belief.
    [ Entire Letter » ]
    Bill and Gloria Dominick,
    Park Ridge, NJ
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2019 October 17-24 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas
    2019 October 17-24 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $7,412,570
    2019 September 5 - 9 Long Beach Expo World & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach
    2019 September 5 - 9 Long Beach Expo World & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach
    REALIZED $5,897,641
    2019 September 5 - 9 Long Beach Expo World Paper Money Signature Auction - Long Beach
    2019 September 5 - 9 Long Beach Expo World Paper Money Signature Auction - Long Beach
    REALIZED $1,866,390