Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dimes (1837-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 10,000
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 (9/1/2014)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1866 H10C MS obverse 1866 H10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This issue follows the pattern set by all low mintage Philadelphia Mint half dimes of the 1860s. It saw very limited circulation at the time, and Mint State pieces make up a disproportionately high percentage of the small surviving population.

During this period when silver coins were not circulating in most of the nation, many of them did find their way to Canada and, to a lesser extent, Latin America. There they circulated in the absence of adequate domestic coinage, though Canada finally addressed this matter in 1870 specifically to drive out the American issues. This episode likely accounts for those 1866(P) half dimes found worn.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/6/2014

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1866 H10C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 335 385 485 575 650 650 775 825 875 950 1050 1150 1250 1400 1700 2900 4700 7500 - - -
$ 675 800 850 900 975 1100 1200 1300 1450 1950 3350 5500 9750 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 60
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
6/1/1996 PCGS MS 67   Heritage Auctions 1996 May/June Long Beach Sale #157, 157/Lot# 6757 $5,060.00
7/24/2000 PCGS MS 63   Teletrade Auction 1337, 1337/Lot# 1200 $348.80
1/6/2010 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2010 January Orlando, FL FUN US Coin Auction #1136, 1136/Lot# 3670 $3,737.50
5/30/2010 PCGS XF 45   Bonhams Coins, Medals, and Banknotes, 18301/Lot# 1288 $789.00
8/26/2010 NGC MS 67   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 509, 516/Lot# 5183 $5,405.00
5/29/2011 PCGS AU 58   Goldberg May 29 - June 1, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction of US, World Coins and Currency, 63/Lot# 718 $690.00
4/24/2013 NGC MS 65   Prooflike Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(2), 1184/Lot# 1685 $2,500.40
7/27/2013 PCGS MS 62   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 1702 $763.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1866 H10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base36656362078386510281066110311381162119712191239128414501609264331494431686697361
43158267481091910401078111411461173120412251254133915031953281135765242782297360
0000001078111411461173120412251254133915031953281135765242782200
0000001090112611541185121112321269139415562298298040036054877900
1866 H10C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base395620663838925109511381166120612331271129613211357153117072770323846947198102261
470634721867981110911471179121512451279130413331415158920612926372355288207102260
0000001147117912151245127913041333141515892061292637235528820700
0000001156119212241258128713121345147316482415308242086363921600
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Grade: MS 65 PL
Points: 2770
Owner: Electric Peak Collection
 
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