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: $0.83 (7/10/2014)
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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Last Updated: 4/28/2014

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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 14250 - - -
$ 210 265 290 335 380 410 490 660 1050 1900 3900 6250 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 914
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 67


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2/6/1995 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions February 1995 Long Beach Sale #130, 130/Lot# 5574 $3,850.00
1/31/2005 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #26, 30/Lot# 241 $276.00
3/18/2011 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers The March 2011 Baltimore Auction Online Only Session, 91/Lot# 12173 $339.25
3/17/2011 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2011 March Sacramento Signature ANA US Coin Auction Session(1), 1153/Lot# 3307 $948.75
5/29/2011 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg May 29 - June 1, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction of US, World Coins and Currency, 63/Lot# 712 $750.00
11/7/2011 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2011 November 7-9 US Coins Signature Auction - Beverly Hills Session(4), 1161/Lot# 7577 $345.00
4/22/2012 NGC Details VG Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/22/2012, 19/Lot# 35113 $29.00
7/16/2012 PCGS AU 50   Teletrade Auction 3312, 3312/Lot# 1729 $150.00


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