Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dimes (1837-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 48,000
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: $0.74 (7/31/2014)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1864 H10C MS obverse 1864 H10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

With the coinage of silver at the Philadelphia Mint at a historic low during 1864 there existed little need for half dimes to pay off depositors in amounts ending in an odd amount. The few thousand half dimes of this date saw little circulation at the time, though both proof and currency pieces seem to have paid their dues in later years.

This was believed by numismatists to have been a proof-only date as late as the 1960s, and early coin folders and albums show it as such. The few Mint State pieces known today are from a small hoard that surfaced in the late 1960s or early '70s. Problem-free, worn examples are exceedingly rare.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/18/2014

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1864 H10C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 415 465 550 750 900 900 1025 1100 1250 1300 1450 1525 1600 1675 2050 2650 4400 9200 - - -
$ 950 1050 1150 1300 1400 1500 1575 1650 1800 2400 3300 5750 10250 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 46
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67


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8/9/2014 VF Details  Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1208/Lot# 7400


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4/2/1993 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions '93 National Gold Convention Bullet #102, 102/Lot# 156 $2,310.00
3/30/2011 NGC MS 64   Prooflike Teletrade Auction 3040, 3040/Lot# 1442 $1,380.00
2/2/2012 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2012 February 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(1), 1167/Lot# 3290 $1,380.00
2/28/2012 NGC MS 66   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 1967 $2,760.00
1/9/2013 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(2), 1181/Lot# 3905 $1,292.50
4/24/2013 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(2), 1184/Lot# 1681 $1,028.13
1/8/2014 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(2), 1201/Lot# 3929 $3,525.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1864 H10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3620802908110312711333139314271450148315051515154216091799223327544290628286651
208680837973115912911353140414341461149015081524156416721943240632664954707686650
0000001353140414341461149015081524156416721943240632664954707600
0000001373141514421472149715111533158617352088258037785618787000
1864 H10C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111111966147215081531156615891600162816971895234528854472652389711
111113221134148415151542157315921609165117632045252534145155733989710
0000001134148415151542157315921609165117632045252534145155733900
0000001303149615231554158115961618167418292195270539435839815500
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 4290
Owner: Electric Peak Collection
 
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