Coin Specifications

Category: Early Half Dimes (1792-1837)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,370,000
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 (8/30/2014)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1833 H10C MS obverse 1833 H10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This is another fairly plentiful entry in the Capped Bust Half Dime series. The published mintage includes some dated 1832, but the use of three obverse dies and seven reverses indicates that plenty were minted with the date 1833. Like the example illustrated, many of these coins are poorly struck at their centers.

The same press might coin half dimes one day, dimes the next, and then half dimes again the day after that. Thus, the dies were frequently removed from the press, shelved and then reinstalled. Little care was taken to use the same die pair each time, with the result that the known dies for this date produced a total of 10 marriages.

Varieties LM-2 and LM-5 are the rare ones for 1833, with LM-6 being a little less so. LM-1 (photos) and LM-8 are slightly scarce, while the remaining marriages are all common. Illustrated is LM-4.1, the decimal numeral indicating that this is the earliest of three die state for that marriage.

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1833 H10C MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 595
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 67


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7/27/1993 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 1993 ANA Bullet #106, 106/Lot# 87 $797.50
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6/27/2005 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 531 $356.50
2/10/2008 PCGS MS 60   Goldberg February 10-13, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 44/Lot# 1976 $437.00
8/11/2011 NGC MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction Session(2), 1158/Lot# 3468 $9,775.00
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6/30/2014 NGC XF 45   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3488, 6037/Lot# 20152 $129.25


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