Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dimes (1837-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 2,947,000
Catalog: KM-91
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 1.2400g
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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1872 H10C MS obverse 1872 H10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This high mintage date is readily available across all grades through MS 64. There exists the possibility that some portion of the mintage may have been melted as obsolete after 1873, but this has not affected its overall availability.

A spectacular doubled-die obverse variety is found for the 1872(P) half dime. This affects the obverse legend and the lines of Liberty's shield. It is scarce and desirable, though not truly rare.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/11/2013

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1872 H10C MS
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Base $ 13.80 16.10 18.40 20.70 39.10 39.10 81.60 86.40 106 115 144 174 210 240 406 1060 1560 - - - -
$ 44.00 91.00 97.00 118 129 161 195 230 260 450 1170 1720 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 391
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 67


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4/11/2005 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #34, 38/Lot# 176 $161.00
1/30/2011 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg January 30 - February 3, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 62/Lot# 1284 $333.50
3/11/2012 NGC Details VF Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/11/2012, 12/Lot# 35093 $23.00
7/12/2012 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2012 July 12-15 US Coin Summer FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(4), 1172/Lot# 7834 $230.00
10/17/2012 NGC MS 63   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 24406 $177.43
5/20/2013 PCGS AU 55   Teletrade Auction 3431, 3431/Lot# 1322 $65.00


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