Coin Specifications

Category: Early Half Dimes (1792-1837)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 965,000
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: $0.81 (7/23/2014)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1832 H10C MS obverse 1832 H10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The calendar year mintage of half dimes for 1832 was a bit smaller than usual, but this date is certainly not rare, as many were coined with this date during 1833. Numismatists are able to determine this by comparing the various states of the dies used, as the same reverse die may have been more worn when paired with an 1832 obverse than it was when used to strike 1833-dated coins.

LM-5 (photos) is among the more common of some 14 die marriages known for 1832-dated half dimes. LM-11 is rare, while LM-9 is very rare. Scarce varieties include LM-1, -2, -4, -6, -8, -10, -13 and -14.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/17/2014

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1832 H10C MS
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Base $ 55.00 70.00 85.00 115 190 190 255 275 320 370 390 465 610 950 1400 3050 5100 16250 - - -
$ 210 265 290 335 380 410 490 660 1050 1900 3900 6250 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 915
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 67


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8/9/2014 MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(1), 1208/Lot# 3418


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4/24/2008 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 241, 247/Lot# 5353 $632.50
1/31/2010 PCGS   Goldberg January 31 - February 3, 2010 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 57/Lot# 942 $575.00
9/12/2010 NGC XF 45   Teletrade Auction 2923, 2923/Lot# 1382 $172.50
2/28/2012 NGC MS 61   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 1941 $437.00
4/22/2012 NGC Details VG Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/22/2012, 19/Lot# 35113 $29.00
5/6/2012 NGC VF 30   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131220/Lot# 26838 $109.25
7/7/2013 PCGS AU 50   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131329/Lot# 20778 $246.75


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