Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dimes (1837-1873)
Mint: San Francisco
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: $0.71 (4/21/2014)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1872 S ABOVE BOW H10C MS obverse 1872 S ABOVE BOW H10C MS reverse


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Description & Analysis

This is the most commonly seen San Francisco Mint half dime across all grades. Even a fair number of gems exist to satisfy the series specialist or advanced type collector.

The mintage of this date appears to have been about evenly divided between coins having their mintmarks either above or below the bow. The latter were presumably coined later, as the entire issue of 1871 S half dimes were of the "within wreath" style.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/11/2013

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1872 S ABOVE BOW H10C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 14.95 17.25 19.55 24.15 46.00 46.00 79.20 90.00 108 132 144 168 258 318 450 940 1500 3580 - - -
$ 52.00 89.00 101 121 148 161 188 280 350 500 1030 1650 3900 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 154
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67


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6/27/2005 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 558 $143.75
1/3/2007 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2007 January Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Coin Auction #422, 422/Lot# 2507 $2,012.50
7/12/2007 NGC MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2007 Summer F.U.N. (July, West Palm Beach, FL) Signature Coin Auction #442, 442/Lot# 480 $2,070.00
10/2/2007 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2007 September Long Beach, CA US Coin Final Session #447, 447/Lot# 7807 $373.75
7/30/2008 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2008 July-August Baltimore, MD (ANA) US Coin Signature Auction #1114, 1114/Lot# 41 $1,092.50
4/13/2011 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 3048, 3048/Lot# 1266 $368.00
7/27/2013 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 30358 $558.13


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1872 S ABOVE BOW H10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base332323741981552092552853273543664235228471531196928075976984116285
123233386011717322426529933635838545663010751677224838637264119890
0000001732242652993363583854566301075167722483863726400
0000001912392753133453624044897381303182325274919855200
1872 S ABOVE BOW H10C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base332323741981552092552853273543664235228471531196928073885841013792
123233386011717322426529933635838545663010751677224831665393102040
0000001732242652993363583854566301075167722483166539300
0000001912392753133453624044897381303182325273525690100
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 2807
Owner: yeoldeone
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 327
Owner: CRAMER
 
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