Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dimes (1837-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 208,000
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: $0.75 (7/23/2014)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1869 H10C MS obverse 1869 H10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This was the first mintage of half dimes at the Philadelphia Mint to reach six figures since 1862, and the pace of production increased steadily for this denomination's few remaining years. Examples of this issue are noticeably more available across all grades than for P-Mint half dimes of the 1863-68 period.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/6/2014

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1869 H10C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 17.00 20.00 30.00 38.00 68.00 68.00 140 155 180 200 275 285 350 425 775 1375 2600 4700 15000 - -
$ 80.00 155 165 190 225 285 300 380 550 875 1875 3100 6000 -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 101
Low Grade: 50
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
5/1/2003 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2003 May St. Louis, MO (CSNS) Signature Sale #318, 318/Lot# 5861 $1,265.00
8/5/2007 NGC MS 62   Teletrade Auction 2403, 2403/Lot# 1408 $257.60
1/5/2011 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2011 January Tampa FUN Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(6), 1151/Lot# 10066 $184.00
8/15/2011 NGC MS 68   Stack's Bowers The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 115/Lot# 8351 $8,050.00
2/7/2013 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2013 February 7 -8 & 10 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(1), 1182/Lot# 3302 $1,762.50
8/8/2013 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2013 August 8 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Rosemont Session(6), 1188/Lot# 7490 $558.13
11/15/2013 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2013 November 15 - 16 Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection, Part II Signature Auction - New York Session(4), 1190/Lot# 34207 $499.38
2/2/2014 NGC AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/02/2014, 177/Lot# 138005 $286.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1869 H10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33237456711522332038642948952753956362011731707212429606717109371
123339528315125534240044950153154758280413511846240242128123109370
0000002553424004495015315475828041351184624024212812300
0000002873644144695145355556019881529198526815464953000
1869 H10C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1111111903484184635245655796046631242179922333099440163719368
11111642423714334835375695876238561427194325213533505773700
0000002423714334835375695876238561427194325213533505700
00000029539444850355157459564310491613208828103967571400
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 2960
Owner: Electric Peak Collection
 
Grade: AU 55
Points: 429
Owner: Halfdime Collector
 
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