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: $0.76 (4/20/2014)
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: 6/18/2013

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1834 H10C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 44.85 50.60 64.40 98.90 186 186 234 270 310 345 378 468 660 870 1380 3250 5130 10780 22500 - -
$ 208 260 300 345 380 420 510 730 960 1520 3500 5500 11600 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 590
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 68


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3/19/2007 PCGS MS 63   Teletrade Auction 2342, 2342/Lot# 1411 $728.00
3/3/2008 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 225, 231/Lot# 3055 $747.50
3/28/2009 PCGS MS 66   Prooflike Heritage Auctions 2009 March Baltimore, MD Signature US Coin Auction #1126, 1126/Lot# 715 $5,175.00
1/29/2012 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 2413 $1,437.50
6/17/2012 PCGS MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/17/2012, 27/Lot# 55115 $465.74
1/20/2013 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131305/Lot# 22690 $552.25
8/30/2013 NGC AU 55   Stack's Bowers The September 2013 Philadelphia Auction, 195/Lot# 4330 $240.88
2/27/2014 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 27 - 28 & March 2 Mid-Winter ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Atlanta Session(5), 1203/Lot# 7356 $440.63


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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