Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dimes (1837-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 100
Catalog: KM-Pn277
Obverse Designer: Anthony C. Paquet
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 1.24 Grams
ASW: 0.0359oz
Melt Value: $0.74 (7/29/2014)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1860 TRANSITION J-267 H10C MS obverse 1860 TRANSITION J-267 H10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This oddity is not a regular part of the half dime series. Rather, it is a pattern coin that paired Anthony C. Paquet's 1859 Seated Liberty figure with the new reverse credited to James B. Longacre. Reportedly, just 100 pieces were coined, and it's likely that these were made for sale to collectors rather than for any practical need by the Mint. This die marriage is notable for its absence of a national identity.

These coins typically are poorly struck and slightly prooflike. Numerous planchet striations are also a common feature, and a deep die scratch from the left side of Liberty's base is a hallmark of this issue.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/6/2014

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1860 TRANSITION J-267 H10C MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 55
Low Grade: 61
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 68


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3/12/1993 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions 1993 Early Spring ANA Bullet Sale #101, 101/Lot# 250 $9,350.00
3/4/1994 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 1994 New Orleans Bullet Sale #116, 116/Lot# 214 $6,270.00
9/15/1999 NGC MS 66   Teletrade Auction 1211, 1211/Lot# 1188 $6,784.00
7/3/2001 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #21072, 21072/Lot# 2165 $8,500.00
5/30/2010 PCGS MS 66   Bonhams Coins, Medals, and Banknotes, 18301/Lot# 1284 $7,312.00
1/29/2012 PCGS MS 66   Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 2416 $5,750.00


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