Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dimes (1837-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,873,000
Catalog: KM-91
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 1.24 Grams
ASW: 0.0359oz
Melt Value: $0.71 (4/24/2014)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1871 H10C MS obverse 1871 H10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The mintage of half dimes at the Philadelphia Mint in 1871 was quite high, and this date is plentiful in all grades through MS 64. Nice examples may be found without much difficulty, though collectors are advised to seek fully struck pieces. The coin illustrated suffers from characteristic weakness at the lower shield and upper left wreath.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/11/2013

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1871 H10C MS
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Base $ 13.80 16.10 18.40 20.70 33.35 33.35 81.60 90.00 94.80 115 144 162 210 270 450 910 1340 4230 10440 - -
$ 37.00 91.00 101 106 129 161 181 230 300 500 1000 1470 4600 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 451
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 68


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5/9/2007 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2007 St. Louis, MO (CSNS) Signature Coin Auction #434, 434/Lot# 245 $1,150.00
8/18/2008 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 275, 281/Lot# 354 $333.50
8/23/2009 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 2735, 2735/Lot# 1517 $264.50
9/4/2011 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg September 4-6, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 65/Lot# 928 $368.00
1/1/2013 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The January 2013 Americana Sale, 180/Lot# 14282 $112.80
5/19/2013 PCGS MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/19/2013, 75/Lot# 109036 $770.00
5/26/2013 PCGS AU 50   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131323/Lot# 28075 $66.00


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