Coin Specifications

Category: Early Half Dimes (1792-1837)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 10,230
Catalog: KM-23
Obverse Designer: Robert Scot
Reverse Designer: Robert Scot
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.8920
Weight: 1.35 Grams
ASW: 0.0387oz
Melt Value: $0.80 (7/31/2014)
Diameter: 16.5mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1796 H10C MS obverse 1796 H10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

NGC routinely distinguishes the two varieties of this date, and more detailed information will be found in the following two entries. The Census figures below represent the numbers of 1796 half dimes certified by NGC before these distinctions were made.

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1796 H10C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1400 2000 3950 4825 8500 8500 12500 13500 16000 18500 21000 25450 29000 36000 50000 125000 175000 - - - -
$ 9000 13250 14500 17500 19500 22000 26500 32500 40000 - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 18
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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11/12/1993 PCGS VF 20   Heritage Auctions St. Louis Bullet #110, 110/Lot# 109 $1,567.50
2/6/1995 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions February 1995 Long Beach Sale #130, 130/Lot# 5569 $3,410.00
8/13/2006 PCGS MS 60   Heritage Auctions 2006 August Denver, CO Signature & Platinum Night Auction #414, 414/Lot# 5107 $14,950.00
5/27/2007 PCGS MS 60   Goldberg May 27-30, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 41/Lot# 1024 $18,000.00
1/9/2008 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2008 January Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Coin Auction #454, 454/Lot# 2742 $34,500.00
5/30/2010 PCGS Genuine Genuine   Bonhams Coins, Medals, and Banknotes, 18301/Lot# 1265 $1,287.00
2/3/2014 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(4), 1202/Lot# 5072 $18,800.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1796 H10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1139315832009261436013968429045784756500451585656608964737756105151476319589264813646051106
46514561725221029433723407543864637483850555324580062176900867511931163712188629807413420
00000040754386463748385055532458006217690086751193116371218862980700
00000041824482469649215106549059446345732895951334717980241833313300
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