Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dimes (1837-1873)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 120,000
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: $0.67 (9/17/2014)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1865 S H10C MS obverse 1865 S H10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Like most San Francisco Mint half dimes of the 1860s, this date was frequently mutilated in the course of being used for jewelry purposes. Problem-free circulated examples are very rare, as are Mint State pieces.

There is some disagreement within published sources as to exactly how many repunched date varieties exist for 1865 S, but only one is distinctive enough to warrant collector interest. Given the scarcity of 1865 S half dimes in general, it's very unlikely that any variety will warrant a premium over the base value.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/6/2014

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1865 S H10C MS
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Base $ 29.00 40.00 55.00 105 340 340 510 550 660 785 1075 1400 1750 2850 4500 6250 9750 - - - -
$ 380 535 575 690 900 1175 1475 2000 3450 5350 7000 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 51
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 66


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8/8/2007 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2007 Milwaukee, WI (ANA) Signature Coin Auction #444, 444/Lot# 491 $2,875.00
2/2/2012 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2012 February 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(4), 1167/Lot# 7922 $920.00
8/2/2012 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2012 August 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Philadelphia Session(5), 1173/Lot# 7742 $440.63
11/29/2012 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2012 November 29 - December 2 US Coin Signature Auction - Houston Session(4), 1177/Lot# 8226 $1,175.00
6/17/2013 PCGS AU 55   Teletrade Auction 3435, 3435/Lot# 1346 $550.00
8/18/2013 PCGS AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 765, 774/Lot# 21 $575.00


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