Liberty Seated Half Dime Mintage

half dime reverseLiberty Seated Half Dimes were produced between the years 1837 to 1873 inclusive with mintages varying widely. During the course of the series, the obverse and reverse designs underwent a series of changes, which create numerous subtypes throughout the series. The denomination also underwent a change in weight in 1853. This year and the following, the denomination would experience its highest production levels.

The lowest mintage coin came in 1867 during the Civil War when just 8,000 coins were produced. Despite the low figure, the key date of the series is considered to be the 1846, which had 27,000 coins produced. The scant mintage of 1867 was more heavily saved, compared to the coins of 1846, which circulated heavily, leaving few uncirculated examples for collectors.

A unique coin exists which is not included in the mintage figures below. The 1870-S Half Dime has one known example, despite the fact that no half dimes were officially reported struck at the San Francisco Mint this year.

No Stars on Obverse
1837 1,405,000
1838-O 70,000
Stars on Obverse
1838 2,255,000
1839 1,069,150
1839-O 1,060,000
1840 1,344,085
1840-O 935,000
1841 1,150,000
1841-O 815,000
1842 815,000
1842-O 350,000
1843 1,165,000
1844 430,000
1844-O 220,000
1845 1,564,000
1846 27,000
1847 1,274,000
1848 668,000
1848-O 600,000
1849 1,309,000
1849-O 140,000
1850 955,000
1850-O 690,000
1851 781,000
1851-O 860,000
1852 1,000,500
1852-O 260,000
1853 135,000
1853-O 160,000
Arrows at Date
1853 13,210,020
1853-O 2,200,000
1854 5,740,000
1854-O 1,560,000
1855 1,750,000
1855-O 600,000
Stars on Obverse
1856 4,880,000
1856-O 1,100,000
1857 7,280,000
1857-O 1,380,000
1858 3,500,000
1858-O 1,660,000
1859 340,000
1859-O 560,000
Legend on Obverse
1860 799,000
1860-O 1,060,000
1861 3,361,000
1862 1,492,000
1863 18,000
1863-S 100,000
1864 48,000
1864-S 90,000
1865 13,000
1865-S 120,000
1866 10,000
1866-S 120,000
1867 8,000
1867-S 120,000
1868 88,600
1868-S 280,000
1869 208,000
1869-S 230,000
1870 535,000
1871 1,873,000
1871-S 161,000
1872 2,947,000
1872-S 837,000
1873 712,000
1873-S 324,000