Coin Specifications

Category: Early Half Dimes (1792-1837)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 2,760,000
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: $0.69 (9/22/2014)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1835 H10C MS obverse 1835 H10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The half dimes of 1829-34 resulted in few varieties of interest to anyone other than specialists, but this changed with 1835's production. There are no fewer than four naked-eye varieties to entice collectors. These resulted from the use of different size dates and denominations in numerous combinations.

Three dies each bore either the Small Date or Large Date, while Large 5C. dies outnumbered those having the Small 5C. five to four. A total of 12 die marriages are known in all, and none of the four major varieties is scarce.

As for the numbered die marriages, none are rare, with only LM-2, -4 (photos), -5, -7 and -11 being somewhat scarce. The remaining LM numbers are common.

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Last Updated: 7/17/2014

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1835 H10C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 58.00 75.00 88.00 115 180 180 245 275 325 360 390 465 600 950 1425 3250 6250 16750 27500 - -
$ 200 255 290 340 370 410 490 650 1050 1950 3800 7000 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 857
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 68


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2/1/2004 NGC MS 64   Teletrade Auction 1838, 1838/Lot# 1081 $907.50
2/20/2005 PCGS MS 66   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 1059 $4,715.00
2/3/2011 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2011 February Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(4), 1152/Lot# 7724 $460.00
10/18/2012 PCGS AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(5), 1175/Lot# 8121 $211.50
7/7/2013 PCGS Genuine VF   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131329/Lot# 20134 $72.00
1/19/2014 PCGS VF 30   Prooflike GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/19/2014, 185/Lot# 166200 $110.00
4/14/2014 PCGS XF 40   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3477, 6026/Lot# 20169 $138.65
6/1/2014 PCGS AU 53   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 806, 815/Lot# 395 $220.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1835 H10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base171186216262330360575680764820874974106612331619207929654169552691831475118279
1761962312843404316107087828389071004112113611772237433664621674511039159270
000000610708782838907100411211361177223743366462167451103900
000000645736801856940103511771490192526693767507379641289500
1835 H10C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1942052372853333926187278158749301034113113051708218631044347574674811530919537
1972152533013524676547568348929641066118914391867249235184813632410090167180
000000654756834892964106611891439186724923518481363241009000
000000690785854911999109812471573202627983932527969021269900
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 5526
Owner: Green Collection
 
Grade: MS 67
Points: 4512
Owner: The Artist's Collection
 
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