Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dimes (1837-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,000
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: $0.74 (7/24/2014)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1870 H10C PF obverse 1870 H10C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Why the sales of proof sets seemingly went from 600 in 1869 to 1,000 the following year is unexplained, and it's doubtful that the figure for 1870 is accurate. This date is not especially common, as its high reported mintage would suggest.

The proofs of the 1870s are generally inferior in certain respects to those of the previous decade, and some indication of this may be found in the illustrated specimen, which is not fully struck at the upper left of the wreath.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/18/2014

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1870 H10C PF
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 270 330 400 550 835 1700 2450 5850 10500 - -
$ - - - - - 300 365 440 720 925 1900 3300 6400 -
1870 H10C PF Cameo
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 700 1000 1950 3400 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 800 1100 2250 4500 - -
1870 H10C PF Ultra Cameo
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 5750 - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 179
Low Grade: 55
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 68


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2/24/2003 PCGS PF 66   Goldberg February 24-25, 2003 Coin Auction, 17/Lot# 317 $2,530.00
7/17/2007 PCGS PF 63   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2007 Summer F.U.N. (July West Palm Beach, FL) Final Session #443, 443/Lot# 7537 $690.00
3/17/2011 NGC PF 66   Heritage Auctions 2011 March Sacramento Signature ANA US Coin Auction Session(1), 1153/Lot# 3329 $1,437.50
5/23/2011 NGC PF 64   Teletrade Auction 3071, 3071/Lot# 1132 $603.75
8/15/2011 NGC PF 65   Cameo Stack's Bowers The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 115/Lot# 8279 $1,236.25
4/24/2013 PCGS PF 65   Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(2), 1184/Lot# 1703 $1,351.25
5/5/2013 PCGS PF 63   Cameo David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 750, 759/Lot# 112 $550.00
6/3/2013 PCGS PF 58   Teletrade Auction 3433, 3433/Lot# 1440 $210.00
9/22/2013 PCGS PF 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/22/2013, 93/Lot# 135822 $376.20


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1870 H10C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base47451555660064869772374976677779480686397412331547228125194117549258146150
487528570616664705731754769782798825900106013371791236030514575559959260
000000731754769782798825900106013371791236030514575559900
000000740760773788802844937114614422036243935845033570600
1870 H10C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base510553595642692745772798817829847858918103413051633239626424293571060426387
524567610658709754780804821835850878956112414141887247831924765582061570
000000780804821835850878956112414141887247831924765582000
000000789810825841854898995121415232141256037425237593100
1870 H10C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11111111262401575674701865103712392197268540645417780211420
11111118830845960868375592211041558235931444515621290080
00000018830845960868375592211041558235931444515621200
000000117535451764169281097911711877252236044966700700
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Grade: PF 67 CA
Points: 4249
Owner: ddr70
 
Grade: PF 66
Points: 2401
Owner: BillJones
 
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