1862 Seated Liberty Half Dime PCGS MS67 + CAC
The 1852 Seated Liberty Half Dime is the fourth variety of this coin and was minted between 1860 and 1873.
For the first time since the denomination began in 1794, the legend is found on the obverse. Other obverse changes were the removal of the stars and a slight modification to the date. The reverse was given a larger, more ornate wreath of maple, corn, oak and wheat. The denomination remained within the wreath.
Coins were minted in Philadelphia, New Orleans and San Francisco. The mintmark is seen beneath the bow, except for San Francisco pieces minted in 1870, 1871 and part of 1872. Those coins have the mint mark within the wreath. All were minted with reeded edges. Philadelphia provided the largest mintage in 1861 with 3,360,000 coins struck. Except for the unique 1870-S coin, the smallest mintage came from Philadelphia in 1867 with only 8,000 struck. New Orleans struck this issue in 1860 only.
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