Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dimes (1837-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 300
Catalog: KM-A62.2
Obverse Designer: Robert B. Hughes
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 1.24 Grams
ASW: 0.0359oz
Melt Value: $0.67 (9/15/2014)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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Description & Analysis

By 1858 requests for proof coins had reached the point where the Mint director published instructions for their purchase. Proofs were still priced at face value, but this would soon change.

The figure of 300 pieces minted is an estimate, as no actual numbers were kept. Walter Breen placed the probable number at 80+. 1858 was for many years the kick-off date for coin albums directed at proof collectors, but this fixed starting point has since become blurred.

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Last Updated: 7/18/2014

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1858 H10C PF
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1858 H10C PF Cameo
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 81
Low Grade: 60
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67


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5/12/1999 NGC PF 64   Teletrade Auction 1162, 1162/Lot# 1273 $1,566.00
2/24/2003 NGC PF 66   Goldberg February 24-25, 2003 Coin Auction, 17/Lot# 308 $5,290.00
5/31/2004 NGC PF 65   Goldberg May 31 - June 2, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 25/Lot# 541 $4,140.00
4/26/2005 NGC PF 64   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #25051, 25051/Lot# 13175 $10.00
5/9/2007 NGC PF 67   Heritage Auctions 2007 St. Louis, MO (CSNS) Signature Coin Auction #434, 434/Lot# 2058 $12,650.00
7/26/2012 NGC PF 64   Stack's Bowers The August 2012 Philadelphia ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 140/Lot# 5326 $1,445.55
8/18/2013 PCGS PF 45   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/18/2013, 88/Lot# 116681 $2,373.80


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1858 H10C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
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11111112036949651221134914221572191627053775513571419449133430
0000001203694965122113491422157219162705377551357141944900
000000140677910651277136514631639212530764103584077371056600
1858 H10C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1111111165092012351410146015891799245136014617679486301206417159
111111121774010251293142615031659201628343939534274069774137620
00000012177401025129314261503165920162834393953427406977400
000000143383011301351144315461729223332174278606880181091900
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