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: $0.76 (4/17/2014)
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: 6/11/2013

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1850 H10C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 13.80 17.25 19.55 25.30 51.75 51.75 120 132 144 162 180 210 270 390 670 1250 2220 5130 13750 - -
$ 58.00 134 148 161 181 202 230 300 430 740 1380 2440 5500 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 219
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Service
Grade
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Sale / Lot
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2/20/2005 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 1061 $2,415.00
1/30/2006 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2006 January Dallas, TX The Jules Reiver Collection Online Session #391, 391/Lot# 28855 $109.25
6/28/2006 PCGS VF 35   Teletrade Auction 2225, 2225/Lot# 1194 $53.00
5/9/2007 NGC MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2007 St. Louis, MO (CSNS) Signature Coin Auction #434, 434/Lot# 224 $4,312.50
5/28/2008 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2008 May Long Beach, CA Signature Auction #1108, 1108/Lot# 30 $1,782.50
2/3/2011 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2011 February Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(4), 1152/Lot# 7742 $546.25
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
6/9/2013 NGC MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/09/2013, 78/Lot# 119620 $377.30
7/21/2013 PCGS AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 761, 770/Lot# 74 $260.00


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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