Coin Specifications

Category: Early Half Dimes (1792-1837)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,480,000
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: $0.72 (9/17/2014)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1834 H10C MS obverse 1834 H10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The seemingly high mintage of 1834 half dimes is misleading, as this number for the pieces struck during 1834 includes many dated 1832 and 1833, with even earlier dates being possible. The U. S. Mint was quite thrifty and did not discard dies that were still useable. This practice lasted until Robert M. Patterson became Director in 1835 and forbade it.

There are just five die marriages known from the combining of three obverses and three reverses. None are rare, with only LM-3 and LM-5 being moderately scarce. The common LM-4 is illustrated, but the most popular variety is LM-1 in which numeral 3 was first punched into the die upside down.

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Last Updated: 7/17/2014

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1834 H10C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 55.00 70.00 85.00 115 185 185 245 275 325 360 400 475 650 950 1425 3250 5100 16250 27000 - -
$ 205 255 290 340 370 425 500 675 1050 1950 4300 6250 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 604
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 68


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1/15/1997 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 0911, 911/Lot# 1239 $152.60
5/31/2004 NGC MS 61   Goldberg May 31 - June 2, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 25/Lot# 532 $299.00
2/20/2005 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 116 $633.00
9/5/2005 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #52, 57/Lot# 208 $241.50
1/3/2011 NGC MS 66   Stack's Bowers The January 2011 Tampa Bay Rarities Sale, 70/Lot# 345 $3,232.65
1/3/2012 PCGS MS 67   Prooflike Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(1), 1166/Lot# 3113 $23,000.00
2/3/2014 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(5), 1202/Lot# 7407 $329.00
8/31/2014 PCGS AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/31/2014, 189/Lot# 216668 $260.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1834 H10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3638589183304412507549577615642705820113816392525286046439240147541
2370861202233404435215585896246637439261305193426363454617511078147540
000000443521558589624663743926130519342636345461751107800
0000004755355676026336847811032147222292748404877071291600
1834 H10C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base36385891833044125075495776156427059081138163925012754451290851448423281
2370861202233404435215585896246637729841305192625853340603610884174160
000000443521558589624663772984130519262585334060361088400
0000004755355676026336848401061147222132669392675601268400
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 2860
Owner: Green Collection
 
Grade: MS 65
Points: 2525
Owner: Electric Peak Collection
 
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