Lot Number:7
Start Time:6/2/2024 4:00:00 PM
End Time:7/7/2024 4:03:00 PM
Bid Count:21
Current High Bidder:p****p
Starting Bid:$1.00
Bid Increment:$2.50
Current Bid:$32.50

The 1855 Seated Half Dime can vary significantly in value depending on its specific characteristics, particularly its condition and variety. Here's a breakdown of the factors affecting its value:


  • The condition of your 1855 Seated Half Dime is the most important factor influencing its value. Professional grading services like PCGS or NGC assign a numerical grade (typically on a 70-point scale) reflecting the coin's condition. Higher grades translate to higher values. Here's a general range:
    • Poor (PR): $20 - $30 (Heavily worn, major details obliterated)
    • Fair (FR): $35 - $50 (Significant wear, some details visible)
    • Very Good (VG): $70 - $100 (Moderate wear, most details discernible)
    • Fine (F): $150 - $250 (Circulated, but significant details remain)
    • Very Fine (VF): $300 - $750+ (Lighter wear, well-defined details)
    • Extremely Fine (XF): $750 - $5,000+ (Minimal wear, sharp details)
    • Uncirculated (MS): $5,000+ (Can reach tens of thousands depending on the specific grade within MS)


  • There are two main varieties of the 1855 Seated Half Dime that can affect value:
    • Arrows at Date (No Arrows): This variety features small arrows flanking the date (1855). These are generally less common and more valuable than the variety without arrows.
    • No Arrows at Date: This variety lacks the arrows near the date.


  • Most 1855 Seated Half Dimes were minted in Philadelphia and won't have a mintmark. However, a rare variety exists with an "O" mintmark beneath the eagle's claw, indicating coinage at the New Orleans mint. This is a valuable collector's item.

Additional Factors:

  • Luster: Mint shine remaining on the surface can enhance value, especially for higher grades.
  • Toning: Natural toning can add aesthetic appeal and value, but excessively dark or unattractive toning can detract.


  • To determine the exact value of your 1855 Seated Half Dime, consider getting it professionally graded by a service like PCGS or NGC. This will identify the variety, assign an accurate grade, and factor in other characteristics to provide a more precise value assessment.
  • Research online auction results and dealer listings of graded 1855 Seated Half Dimes with similar characteristics, including variety and condition, to understand current market prices.
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