Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dimes (1837-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 500
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: $0.74 (7/31/2014)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1865 H10C PF obverse 1865 H10C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This was a routine entry in the annual series of proof half dimes, yet it assumes a greater importance today. The very small number of currency strikes, just 13,000 pieces, has rendered the proof issue far more available. It appears that a single die pair was used for both strikings.

The 1865 proof was a well made coin. Nearly all are fully struck and having some degree of contrast between fields and devices. Even so, Ultra Cameo examples and those grading higher than PF 65 are rare.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/6/2014

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1865 H10C PF
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 360 460 625 690 850 1800 2500 6750 - - -
$ - - - - - 400 525 660 750 1050 2150 2900 7750 -
1865 H10C PF Cameo
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 800 1075 2175 3550 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 925 1300 2375 - - -
1865 H10C PF Ultra Cameo
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1900 2900 5350 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 2300 - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 164
Low Grade: 61
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
11/1/1996 PCGS PF 66   Heritage Auctions 1996 Annual Silver Dollar Bullet Sale #158, 158/Lot# 145 $2,145.00
11/10/1997 NGC PF 64   Teletrade Auction 0996, 996/Lot# 1265 $436.00
6/27/2005 NGC PF 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 565 $488.75
2/15/2010 NGC PF 66   Cameo Stack's Bowers The March 2010 Baltimore Auction, 33/Lot# 601 $3,162.50
10/27/2010 PCGS PF 66   Heritage Auctions 2010 October Stamford Coinfest Signature US Coin Auction #1145, 1145/Lot# 3488 $2,300.00
7/27/2013 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 30355 $587.50
10/13/2013 NGC PF 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/13/2013, 96/Lot# 143906 $674.30


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1865 H10C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base5566006486977498068358638818949119251110129613811619248330524307457748595153
5706166647147688158448698858999159861172132414601907267234704397467149570
0000008448698858999159861172132414601907267234704397467100
00000085387588990592010481234135215392195286238884487476500
1865 H10C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11111111386572794921930100110921278207225853984472464879070
1111111129448646836924953103111541542224330514230531173480
0000001129448646836924953103111541542224330514230531100
0000001257510720878927977106112161807241435174477589900
1865 H10C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111111114266278639991010108511811379221527544217498868219497
111111114249370590810021035111712471657239432414474559977130
000000114249370590810021035111712471657239432414474559900
000000128456078495310061060114913131936257437294731621000
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Grade: PF 64 CA
Points: 1278
Owner: Halfdime Collector
 
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