Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dimes (1837-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 600
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
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1869 H10C PF obverse 1869 H10C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This is the first proof half dime since 1862 for which the availability of currency pieces is not a factor in determining value. The value and desirability of 1869 proofs are determined by their own merits.

Ultra Cameo examples are all but unknown for this date, as the quality of the U. S. Mint's proofs began a slide which accelerated during the 1870s and did not end fully until the 1890s.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/6/2014

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1869 H10C PF
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 290 400 480 550 855 1625 2375 5500 14500 - -
$ - - - - - 325 440 515 700 950 1850 2825 6100 -
1869 H10C PF Cameo
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$ - - - - - - - 675 775 1325 2300 6250 10250 -
1869 H10C PF Ultra Cameo
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 18000 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 210
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
9/10/1997 NGC Proof 67   Cameo Teletrade Auction 0979, 979/Lot# 1203 $4,066.00
5/4/2008 NGC Proof 66   Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Coin Auction #68052, 68052/Lot# 62222 $1,857.25
5/27/2012 PCGS Proof 63   Cameo Goldberg May 27-31, 2012 The May Pre-Long Beach Auction, 69/Lot# 551 $506.00
7/27/2013 NGC Proof 66   Cameo Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 1703 $1,615.63
12/29/2013 PCGS Proof 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 784, 793/Lot# 50 $1,975.00
2/23/2014 PCGS Proof 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/23/2014, 182/Lot# 167578 $533.50
2/27/2014 NGC Proof 67   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2014 February 27 - 28 & March 2 Mid-Winter ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Atlanta Session(1), 1203/Lot# 3259 $3,421.60


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1869 H10C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1111111121633648757560976491610811953240136754918712810496
1111111722563865165866608149711371210228254089565482500
0000001722563865165866608149711371210228254089565400
000000114429643654559771286510261662225132504503639100
1869 H10C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1111111123436352261565381597511462055251938385118739110844
11111117827741655362770786810321449220929584264587585420
00000017827741655362770786810321449220929584264587500
000000115632046958464076192110891752236433984691663300
1869 H10C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11111111262401575674713888105712392197268540645398775811330
11111118830845960868777194411171558235931444508618489480
00000018830845960868777194411171558235931444508618400
0000001175354517641700829100011781877252236044953697100
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Grade: PF 63
Points: 916
Owner: Halfdime Collector
 
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