Coin Specifications

Category: Early Half Dimes (1792-1837)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,240,000
Catalog: KM-47
Obverse Designer: William Kneass
Reverse Designer: William Kneass
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.8920
Weight: 1.35 Grams
ASW: 0.0387oz
Melt Value: $0.76 (4/18/2014)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1830 H10C MS obverse 1830 H10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

1830 half dimes are common enough at or near the Mint State level that collectors will be able to find a satisfactory example. Some will display striking weakness in the eagle's head and in the shield where it meets the eagle's right wing. Weakness may also be seen in the highest points of Liberty's portrait.

Six obverse dies and eight reverses were used in various combinations to produce 14 die marriages. These have been cataloged by Logan-McCloskey (LM) numbers, some of which include decimal divisions to indicate progressive die states. Rare marriages include LM-6 and LM-10, while LM-5 and LM-11 are very rare. LM-1, -2, -9, -12, -13 and -14 (photos) are somewhat scarce, the remaining four marriage common.

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Last Updated: 6/18/2013

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1830 H10C MS
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Base $ 46.00 50.60 64.40 101 180 180 228 280 300 370 420 468 540 810 1280 3470 5560 11380 21880 - -
$ 202 250 310 335 410 460 510 590 890 1410 3700 6000 12300 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 583
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 68


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11/20/2000 NGC MS 63   Teletrade Auction 1379, 1379/Lot# 1098 $414.20
6/5/2008 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 254, 260/Lot# 6242 $517.50
5/30/2012 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers The June 2012 Baltimore Auction, 137/Lot# 2480 $2,587.50
11/29/2012 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2012 November 29 - December 2 US Coin Signature Auction - Houston Session(1), 1177/Lot# 3377 $998.75
2/3/2013 PCGS AU 55   Goldberg February 3-6, 2013 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 72/Lot# 642 $316.25
5/19/2013 PCGS Genuine VF   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/19/2013, 75/Lot# 115931 $41.00
11/15/2013 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2013 November 15 - 16 Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection, Part II Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1190/Lot# 33037 $3,525.00


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