Coin Specifications

Category: Early Half Dimes (1792-1837)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 27,760
Catalog: KM-34
Obverse Designer: Robert Scot
Reverse Designer: Robert Scot
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.8920
Weight: 1.35 Grams
ASW: 0.0387oz
Melt Value: $0.76 (4/17/2014)
Diameter: 16.5mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1801 H10C MS obverse 1801 H10C MS reverse


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Description & Analysis

For the half dimes dated 1801 a single reverse die was paired with two obverses. Both marriages are noted for major die failures which aid in the attribution of these varieties.

About a third of these coins were actually delivered in 1802, a not unusual situation with the early U. S. Mint. The vast majority of survivors are poorly and/or unevenly struck, and this can make grading such coins quite challenging.

Variety LM-1 is very rare, while LM-2 (photos) is scarce but obtainable in worn condition.

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1801 H10C MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 27
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 45
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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7/27/2005 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2005 July San Francisco, CA (ANA) Signature Auction #382, 382/Lot# 10146 $14,950.00
2/10/2008 PCGS VF 20   Goldberg February 10-13, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 44/Lot# 1973 $2,875.00
11/3/2010 NGC VF 30   Stack's Bowers The November 2010 Baltimore Auction, 44/Lot# 1464 $3,105.00
2/3/2011 PCGS VG 10   Heritage Auctions 2011 February Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(1), 1152/Lot# 3308 $1,725.00
8/11/2011 PCGS Genuine Genuine   Heritage Auctions 2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction Session(2), 1158/Lot# 3474 $2,300.00
5/30/2012 NGC Details VF Details  Heritage Auctions 2012 May 30- June 3 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(1), 1171/Lot# 3429 $1,610.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1801 H10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base112312391333175320483126382643754594473149265049546657476248743195881091912075198982678036713
116112701473185124073359400944484639479649675188555959146642815010031113041468222192300910
00000040094448463947964967518855595914664281501003111304146822219200
00000041924521468548615008532756536081703688691047511689172902448600
1801 H10C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base119013121410184721543270399345604786492751275254568459736488770499181128212465204622748337600
123013441555194925263511418246354833499351695397578061446893844210372116761513022802308550
00000041824635483349935169539757806144689384421037211676151302280200
00000043714710488050605211554058766316729891801082712070177962514200
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