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: $0.64 (9/21/2014)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
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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: 5/6/2014

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1871 H10C MS
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Base $ 15.00 17.50 22.50 24.00 45.00 45.00 95.00 120 125 140 160 180 245 290 485 875 1450 4400 12500 - -
$ 50.00 100.00 125 130 150 170 195 260 320 525 975 2100 5750 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 458
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 68


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1/25/2004 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg January 25-28, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 23/Lot# 1865 $207.00
1/7/2009 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2009 January Orlando, FL FUN Auction #1121, 1121/Lot# 7932 $805.00
6/9/2010 PCGS AU 53   Teletrade Auction 2869, 2869/Lot# 1315 $92.00
10/18/2012 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(5), 1175/Lot# 8156 $329.00
1/1/2013 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The January 2013 Americana Sale, 180/Lot# 14282 $112.80
6/23/2013 NCS Details XF Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/23/2013, 80/Lot# 119661 $37.00
9/29/2013 NGC Details UNC Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131341/Lot# 24913 $74.00
2/16/2014 PCGS XF 40   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 791, 800/Lot# 49 $60.00


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