Coin Specifications

Category: Early Half Dimes (1792-1837)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 37,850
Catalog: KM-34
Obverse Designer: Robert Scot
Reverse Designer: Robert Scot
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.8920
Weight: 1.35 Grams
ASW: 0.0387oz
Melt Value: $0.79 (7/25/2014)
Diameter: 16.5mm
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1803 H10C MS obverse 1803 H10C MS reverse


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Description & Analysis

Two obverse dies and two reverses were combined to create three marriages of 1803 half dimes. The obverse having a Small 8 was used just once, and this marriage (LM-1, photos) is rare. LM-2 and LM-3 both employed the Large 8 obverse and are only scarce.

Like all half dimes of this type the 1803 issue was subject to very irregular striking quality. Some features will be sharp, while others may be quite weak or missing altogether. This is most noticeable where the deepest cavities of the dies are opposite one another, such as with Liberty's bosom and the clouds at upper right on the reverse.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/28/2014

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1803 H10C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1350 1700 2400 3750 8150 8150 10000 12000 14000 16250 19000 22000 25000 30000 39000 60000 - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 41
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 64


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2/19/1996 PCGS XF 45   Teletrade Auction 0816, 816/Lot# 309 $2,461.00
1/8/1999 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 1999 F.U.N. Signature Sale #195, 195/Lot# 6377 $3,680.00
3/3/2008 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 225, 231/Lot# 3053 $9,200.00
5/30/2010 PCGS Genuine Genuine   Bonhams Coins, Medals, and Banknotes, 18301/Lot# 1275 $19,890.00
2/28/2012 PCGS XF 40   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 1934 $4,887.50
10/18/2012 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(2), 1175/Lot# 3827 $8,812.50
2/3/2013 PCGS   Goldberg February 3-6, 2013 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 72/Lot# 1246 $1,380.00
2/27/2014 PCGS AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 27 - 28 & March 2 Mid-Winter ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Atlanta Session(2), 1203/Lot# 3789 $7,050.00
5/25/2014 NGC MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/25/2014, 183/Lot# 193542 $17,070.90


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1803 H10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1138139315581753236832813747414143194431459146945049536756566616102261317317399234153209644795
122314481623195826723436387842004356448446254812515554635976781911208145811940426308363290
00000038784200435644844625481251555463597678191120814581194042630800
00000040094259439345374659493052615559629690221219015990214092920200
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Grade: XF 45
Points: 2923
Owner: JTO
 
Grade: VF 35
Points: 2368
Owner: BillJones
 
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