Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dimes (1837-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 815,000
Catalog: KM-62.2
Obverse Designer: Robert B. Hughes
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 1.3400g
ASW: 0.0388oz
Melt Value: $0.76 (4/17/2014)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
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1842 H10C MS obverse 1842 H10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

1842 Philadelphia Mint half dimes are available in all grades through MS 64, but gems are scarce. Most are reasonably well struck, but die erosion is often evident in the denticles. This seems to affect the reverse in particular, most likely because reverse dies could be used in more than one year until they failed altogether.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/11/2013

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1842 H10C MS
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Base $ 13.80 17.25 19.55 26.45 65.55 65.55 115 120 138 156 168 186 228 360 670 1340 2500 - - - -
$ 73.00 129 134 155 175 188 208 250 400 740 1470 2700 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 164
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 67


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11/12/1993 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions St. Louis Bullet #110, 110/Lot# 114 $330.00
1/15/2008 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2008 January Orlando, FL (FUN) US Coin Final Session #455, 455/Lot# 8002 $488.75
12/3/2009 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 433, 439/Lot# 7366 $494.50
8/11/2010 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2010 August Boston, MA Signature & Platinum Night ANA Coin Auction #1143, 1143/Lot# 8693 $816.50
8/15/2011 NGC MS 63   Stack's Bowers The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 115/Lot# 8229 $402.50
1/29/2012 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 2415 $1,265.00
2/5/2012 NGC MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/05/2012, 6/Lot# 35660 $660.00
10/14/2012 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 3363, 3363/Lot# 1307 $500.00


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