Coin Specifications

Category: Early Half Dimes (1792-1837)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 965,000
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 (8/23/2014)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1832 H10C MS obverse 1832 H10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The calendar year mintage of half dimes for 1832 was a bit smaller than usual, but this date is certainly not rare, as many were coined with this date during 1833. Numismatists are able to determine this by comparing the various states of the dies used, as the same reverse die may have been more worn when paired with an 1832 obverse than it was when used to strike 1833-dated coins.

LM-5 (photos) is among the more common of some 14 die marriages known for 1832-dated half dimes. LM-11 is rare, while LM-9 is very rare. Scarce varieties include LM-1, -2, -4, -6, -8, -10, -13 and -14.

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Last Updated: 7/17/2014

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1832 H10C MS
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Base $ 55.00 70.00 85.00 115 190 190 255 275 320 370 390 465 610 950 1400 3050 5100 16250 - - -
$ 210 265 290 335 380 410 490 660 1050 1900 3900 6250 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 919
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 67


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6/25/1997 NGC AU 55   Teletrade Auction 0957, 957/Lot# 1250 $174.40
5/31/2004 NGC MS 64   Goldberg May 31 - June 2, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 25/Lot# 531 $1,610.00
12/4/2008 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2008 December Houston, TX Signature Coin Auction #1118, 1118/Lot# 1037 $3,551.00
2/5/2009 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 331, 337/Lot# 6924 $977.50
6/1/2011 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2011 June Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(1), 1156/Lot# 3286 $977.50
4/24/2013 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(8), 1184/Lot# 7741 $223.25
7/11/2014 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 5499 $883.60


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