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- 1849-P : 9 Over Widely Placed 6
1849 Seated Liberty Half Dimes : 9 Over Widely Placed 6
Type 2 - Stars With Drapery on Obverse
Metal Composition: 90% Silver - 10% Copper
Diameter: 15.5 mm
Mass / Weight: 1.34 grams
What this coin looks like (obverse, reverse, mint mark location, special features, etc.):
1849/6 (Widely Placed 6) is one of the major overdate varieties of the 1849 Seated Liberty Half Dime. Please note that there is active debate and confusion among experts in the numismatic field on whether this is actually an 1849/8 overdate or 1849/6 overdate error because determining the underlying digit is extremely difficult. In more recent times the consensus has been leaning towards 1849/6 (9 Over 6). This particular variety has a very widely placed "6" (or "8"). Source of example image is courtesy of NGC Coins.
The 1849 Seated Liberty Half Dime (9 Over Widely Placed 6 Variety) is worth $41 in average condition and can be worth $632 or more in uncirculated mint condition. Click here to learn how to use coin price charts. Also, click here to learn about grading coins. The Melt Value shown below is how valuable the coin's metal is worth (bare minimum value of coin). Click here to see the Melt Value of every US coin.
MELT VALUE: $0.6386
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