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: $0.77 (7/13/2014)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1872 S BELOW BOW H10C MS obverse 1872 S BELOW BOW H10C MS reverse


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Description & Analysis

There doesn't appear to be much difference in rarity between this variety and that having its mintmark above the bow. Both are among the most plentiful of San Francisco Mint half dimes across all grades.

At least two misplaced date varieties are known having portions of a numeral within the lower part of Liberty's gown, but only the one recognized by NGC under its VarietyPlus Service has attracted much collector interest.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/6/2014

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1872 S BELOW BOW H10C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 15.00 17.50 22.50 25.00 48.00 48.00 90.00 115 125 135 155 180 240 270 485 900 1400 3750 - - -
$ 50.00 95.00 125 135 145 165 190 255 310 525 1000 2070 6250 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 146
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67


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1/7/2000 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2000 F.U.N. Signature Sale #218, 218/Lot# 6553 $138.00
10/27/2008 NGC MS 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 295, 301/Lot# 379 $1,265.00
1/31/2010 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg January 31 - February 3, 2010 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 57/Lot# 946 $345.00
2/3/2011 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2011 February Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(4), 1152/Lot# 7774 $862.50
6/14/2011 NGC Details VF Details  Teletrade Auction 3084, 3084/Lot# 1050 $22.00
7/7/2011 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2011 July Orlando Summer FUN Signature US Coin Auction Session(1), 1157/Lot# 3384 $1,380.00
8/11/2011 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction Session(6), 1158/Lot# 9574 $218.50
2/22/2013 PCGS MS 67   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 1275 $4,993.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1872 S BELOW BOW H10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base332323741981552092552853273543664235228471531196928075976984116285
123233386011717322426529933635838545663010751677224838637264119890
0000001732242652993363583854566301075167722483863726400
0000001912392753133453624044897381303182325274919855200
1872 S BELOW BOW H10C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base332323741981552092552853273543664235228471531196928073885841013792
123233386011717322426529933635838545663010751677224831665393102040
0000001732242652993363583854566301075167722483166539300
0000001912392753133453624044897381303182325273525690100
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 847
Owner: ddr70
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 327
Owner: Halfdime Collector
 
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