Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dimes (1837-1873)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 324,000
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: $0.77 (7/11/2014)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1873 S H10C MS obverse 1873 S H10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Coinage of this issue was limited to the opening months of the year, after which time this denomination became obsolete. The result was a smaller mintage than in 1872, and it's not certain that all of these coins were actually issued.

Though more available in Mint State than its Philadelphia Mint cousin, this is still a fairly scarce issue in gem condition.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/6/2014

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1873 S H10C MS
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Base $ 16.00 18.50 23.50 28.00 50.00 50.00 100.00 120 135 150 170 190 255 285 500 900 2300 - - - -
$ 55.00 105 130 145 160 180 200 270 320 540 1000 2750 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 252
Low Grade: 45
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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11/12/2001 PCGS AU 58   Teletrade Auction 1505, 1505/Lot# 1134 $119.90
2/27/2003 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2003 February Long Beach Signature Sale #314, 314/Lot# 6189 $650.90
9/23/2007 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 1267 $456.00
7/31/2009 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2009 August Los Angeles, CA US Coin Auction #1128, 1128/Lot# 7591 $161.00
1/6/2010 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2010 January Orlando, FL FUN US Coin Auction #1136, 1136/Lot# 7745 $632.50
6/17/2010 NGC MS 65   Stack's Bowers The June 2010 Baltimore Auction, 41/Lot# 1769 $2,415.00
7/18/2011 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 602, 609/Lot# 1139 $195.50
5/11/2014 NGC MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/11/2014, 179/Lot# 182092 $209.55


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