Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dimes (1837-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,034,000
Catalog: KM-62.1
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 1.34 Grams
ASW: 0.0388oz
Melt Value: $0.83 (7/14/2014)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1840 NO DRAPERY H10C MS obverse 1840 NO DRAPERY H10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The mintage for this first edition of the 1840 Philadelphia Mint half dime was large, and examples are fairly plentiful across all grades through MS 64. Most are well struck, though die cracks are often seen, as on the example illustrated.

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1840 NO DRAPERY H10C MS
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Base $ 18.50 21.00 28.00 35.00 90.00 90.00 200 215 230 250 290 330 380 475 815 2250 4375 12250 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 291
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 68


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Grade
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Sale / Lot
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7/29/1997 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 1997 ANA Bullet Sale #176, 176/Lot# 254 $319.00
9/4/2011 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg September 4-6, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 65/Lot# 905 $460.00
2/28/2012 NGC MS 64   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 1955 $517.50
7/15/2012 PCGS Genuine Genuine   Teletrade Auction 3311, 3311/Lot# 1868 $42.00
4/24/2013 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(8), 1184/Lot# 7762 $352.50
5/5/2013 PCGS MS 67   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 750, 759/Lot# 104 $10,500.00
12/1/2013 PCGS XF 45   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/01/2013, 103/Lot# 154867 $166.10
6/22/2014 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131426/Lot# 20043 $193.88


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