Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dimes (1837-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,492,000
Catalog: KM-91
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 1.24 Grams
ASW: 0.0359oz
Melt Value: $0.70 (4/23/2014)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
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1862 H10C MS obverse 1862 H10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This date saw little circulation at the time of issue, as the suspension of specie payment by banks and the Treasury led to the hoarding of all gold and silver coins in most of the nation. The survival rate of 1862 half dimes in Mint State is thus disproportionately high, and examples remain fairly in grades as high as MS 65. Most, however, suffer from the characteristic striking weakness at the lower shield and upper left of the wreath. The coin illustrated is typical in this regard.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/11/2013

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1862 H10C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 13.80 17.25 21.85 28.75 50.60 50.60 79.20 92.40 108 138 156 180 204 276 438 880 1250 3090 15940 - -
$ 57.00 89.00 103 121 155 175 202 220 300 480 970 1380 3300 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 648
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
4/5/2001 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2001 April Indianapolis, IN (CSNS) Signature Sale #256, 256/Lot# 6146 $1,380.00
1/12/2009 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 321, 327/Lot# 434 $356.50
9/4/2011 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg September 4-6, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 65/Lot# 921 $276.00
1/3/2012 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(9), 1166/Lot# 10261 $388.70
2/28/2012 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 1965 $402.50
3/18/2012 PCGS MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/18/2012, 13/Lot# 41710 $352.00
12/16/2012 NGC MS 62   Teletrade Auction 3399, 3399/Lot# 1840 $264.50
8/30/2013 PCGS MS 62   Stack's Bowers The September 2013 Philadelphia Auction, 195/Lot# 4336 $141.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1862 H10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base332374145981552092552853273543664235398471531196928073817829113559
123338426211717322426529933635838546164110751677224831435308100470
0000001732242652993363583854616411075167722483143530800
0000001912392753133453624045007441303182325273480679900
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 2807
Owner: Electric Peak Collection
 
Grade: MS 66
Points: 1969
Owner: Electric Peak Collection
 
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