Coin Specifications

Category: Early Half Dimes (1792-1837)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,240,000
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: $0.80 (7/28/2014)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1830 H10C MS obverse 1830 H10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

1830 half dimes are common enough at or near the Mint State level that collectors will be able to find a satisfactory example. Some will display striking weakness in the eagle's head and in the shield where it meets the eagle's right wing. Weakness may also be seen in the highest points of Liberty's portrait.

Six obverse dies and eight reverses were used in various combinations to produce 14 die marriages. These have been cataloged by Logan-McCloskey (LM) numbers, some of which include decimal divisions to indicate progressive die states. Rare marriages include LM-6 and LM-10, while LM-5 and LM-11 are very rare. LM-1, -2, -9, -12, -13 and -14 (photos) are somewhat scarce, the remaining four marriage common.

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Last Updated: 7/17/2014

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1830 H10C MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 591
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 68


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8/9/2014 MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(1), 1208/Lot# 3417


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1/23/2006 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2006 January Dallas, TX The Jules Reiver Collection Signature Auction #390, 390/Lot# 21986 $920.00
12/5/2006 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions Tuesday Internet Coin Auction #26122, 26122/Lot# 13387 $2,990.00
6/5/2008 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 254, 260/Lot# 6242 $517.50
6/17/2010 NGC MS 66   Stack's Bowers The June 2010 Baltimore Auction, 41/Lot# 1729 $701.50
6/19/2011 NGC Details VF Details  Teletrade Auction 3086, 3086/Lot# 1225 $69.00
1/3/2012 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(6), 1166/Lot# 5391 $3,220.00
2/28/2012 NGC MS 63   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 1939 $718.75


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