The 1841 Seated Liberty half dimes have value as numismatic coins. Keep reading to learn more about these silver coins.

1841 Half Dime

Specifications

Type: Seated Liberty Half Dime
Year: 1841
Face Value: $0.05
Composition: 90% silver, 10% copper
Silver Weight: .0388 oz.
Total Weight: 1.34 grams
Current Silver Bullion Value: $1.19

The US minted the 1841 half dime with no mint mark and also the 1841 O half dime. The mint mark, when present, can be found on the reverse side of the coin above the bow.

Series Location Quantity Minted
1841 Philadelphia 1,150,000
1841 O New Orleans 815,000

Value

This coin in circulated condition will be worth more than its weight in silver. But for reference, the silver melt value for this coin is $1.19. This melt value is calculated from the current silver spot price of $30.79 per ounce.

The 1841 half dime with no mint mark is worth around $30 in good condition. In very fine condition the value is around $45. In extremely fine condition the value is around $75. In uncirculated condition the price is around $200 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 63 can sell for around $325.

The 1841 O half dime is worth around $85 in good condition. In very fine condition the value is around $225. In extremely fine condition the value is around $325. In uncirculated condition the price is around $1,250 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 63 can sell for around $3,250.

Grading System

Good- The date and letters are readable. The word "LIBERTY" on the shield is smooth.

Very fine- The word "LIBERTY" is even and strong.

Extremely fine- Both the word "LIBERTY" and the scroll have distinct edges.

MS 60 uncirculated- There are no signs of wear. The coin has luster, but there may be a few stains, abrasions, or surface marks.

MS 63 choice uncirculated- In the major focal areas there are some blemishes or contact marks. The coin's luster might not be as prominent.

 

Sources:

The Red Book


See also:

1840 Half Dime