Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dimes (1837-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 955,000
Catalog: KM-62.2
Obverse Designer: Robert B. Hughes
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 1.34 Grams
ASW: 0.0388oz
Melt Value: $0.80 (7/28/2014)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1850 H10C MS obverse 1850 H10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Though this issue had a generous mintage, it is a little more scarce than one might expect. The falling price of gold during this time drove silver coins from circulation, as they were worth more than face value as reckoned in gold. Though this resulted in a fair number of Mint State coins from their hoarding as silver bullion, those that entered circulation were subject to exportation and melting.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/6/2014

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1850 H10C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 15.00 18.50 24.00 28.00 58.00 58.00 130 135 150 170 185 225 315 415 640 1300 2650 5750 17500 - -
$ 65.00 135 145 160 180 205 250 345 450 720 1550 3250 6750 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 220
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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5/26/1997 NGC MS 61   Teletrade Auction 0948, 948/Lot# 1253 $152.60
6/3/2004 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2004 June Long Beach Signature Sale #349, 349/Lot# 8019 $1,208.65
1/3/2006 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2006 January Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Auction #394, 394/Lot# 1657 $1,178.75
8/13/2006 NGC MS 68   Heritage Auctions 2006 August Denver, CO Signature & Platinum Night Auction #414, 414/Lot# 5115 $18,400.00
12/3/2009 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2009 December Houston, TX US Coin Auction #1132, 1132/Lot# 334 $805.00
11/21/2010 NGC MS 67   Teletrade Auction 2963, 2963/Lot# 2081 $1,840.00
8/15/2011 NGC MS 64   Stack's Bowers The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 115/Lot# 8237 $690.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1850 H10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33232415414323732035137240442345055166311731753226834477306120021
123235458317426433035838241043248358883313661924266147338871120020
0000002643303583824104324835888331366192426614733887100
000000292340365393416441517625100315592096305460191043600
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 1753
Owner: pulver set
 
Grade: MS 63
Points: 631
Owner: x2rider
 
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