Coin Specifications

Category: Early Half Dimes (1792-1837)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,230,000
Catalog: KM-47
Obverse Designer: William Kneass
Reverse Designer: William Kneass
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.8920
Weight: 1.35 Grams
ASW: 0.0387oz
Melt Value: $0.75 (8/20/2014)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1829 H10C MS obverse 1829 H10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Half dime coinage resumed in 1829 after a hiatus of more than 20 years. Chief Engraver William Kneass provided new designs based on the 1807 Capped Bust Liberty of John Reich.

There may have been problems in perfecting the dies, as this mintage utilized no less than six obverse dies and 10 reverses. These were combined to produce 18 die marriages. Three of the reverses featured three lines in each vertical red stripe of the shield, while the remainder used just two lines to form the stripes.

Rare marriages include LM-6, -9, -10, -11, -12 and -18, while LM-8 is the rarest of all. The remaining marriages are common, like LM-1 (photos), or are just somewhat scarce.

These common varieties provide a fair number of Mint State pieces, and coins having just light wear are also readily available to the collector.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/17/2014

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1829 H10C MS
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Base $ 60.00 78.00 90.00 135 200 200 290 310 390 425 450 525 650 1125 1650 3600 5500 16500 - - -
$ 220 300 325 410 440 465 550 700 1200 2100 4150 6650 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 707
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 67


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2/24/2003 NGC MS 64   Goldberg February 24-25, 2003 Coin Auction, 17/Lot# 292 $840.00
6/27/2005 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 528 $665.85
1/6/2010 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2010 January Orlando, FL FUN US Coin Auction #1136, 1136/Lot# 629 $2,990.00
8/11/2011 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction Session(6), 1158/Lot# 9536 $322.00
2/2/2012 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2012 February 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(1), 1167/Lot# 3273 $1,265.00
9/24/2012 NGC AU 53   Teletrade Auction 3352, 3352/Lot# 1348 $241.50
10/14/2012 PCGS G 6   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/14/2012, 44/Lot# 74546 $1,017.50
2/22/2013 NGC AU 55   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 6909 $340.75


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