Lot Number:15
Start Time:4/23/2024 4:00:00 AM
End Time:5/12/2024 10:07:26 PM
Bid Count:12
Winning Bidder:w****2
Starting Bid:$1.00
Bid Increment:$2.50
Current Bid:$32.50
Bidding complete

Unveiling a Civil War Era Treasure: 1860 Seated Half Dime

This auction offers a compelling opportunity to acquire an 1860 Seated Half Dime, a coin steeped in American history.

A Window to the Past:

Minted from 1837 to 1873, Seated Liberty Half Dimes were a smaller denomination coin used for everyday transactions before the nickel's introduction in 1866. Their design features Lady Liberty seated on a rock, symbolizing a young nation establishing its stability.

The Significance of 1860:

The year 1860 marked a pivotal moment in American history, just on the cusp of the Civil War. While the mintage for 1860 Seated Half Dimes was relatively high (around 798,000), these coins offer a tangible connection to a nation on the brink of a major conflict.

A Collectible Piece:

The value of your 1860 Seated Half Dime depends on its condition:

  • Circulated Condition: Many 1860 Half Dimes were used in everyday transactions, and their value typically ranges from $14 to $165.
  • Uncirculated Condition: A well-preserved, uncirculated 1860 Half Dime can be significantly more valuable, reaching prices in the thousands depending on its grade.

Owning a Legacy:

Regardless of its condition, an 1860 Seated Half Dime represents a fascinating piece of American history. It's a reminder of a nation on the verge of transformation and a testament to the coinage used during a critical period.


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