Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dimes (1837-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 800
Catalog: KM-A62.2
Obverse Designer: Anthony C. Paquet
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 1.24 Grams
ASW: 0.0359oz
Melt Value: $0.74 (7/29/2014)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1859 H10C PF obverse 1859 H10C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The Mint's proof production of 800 sets proved to be more than the market could bear, and an unknown number of these coins went unsold and were consigned to the melting pot. The actual net mintage is unknown.

The Philadelphia Mint half dimes of 1859 feature Anthony C. Paquet's interpretation of the Seated Liberty figure, and this was its only usage on the regular proofs. Liberty has a restyled head, her posture is more upright and the stars have hollow centers. This model was rejected for subsequent coinage, though it did appear on the rare transitional patterns of 1859-60.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/6/2014

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1859 H10C PF
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$ - - - - - - - 825 1300 2500 4350 7500 - -
1859 H10C PF Cameo
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1859 H10C PF Ultra Cameo
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 226
Low Grade: 60
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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5/5/2003 NGC PF 65   Teletrade Auction 1720, 1720/Lot# 1174 $2,090.00
1/12/2005 NGC PF 67   Ultra Cameo Heritage Auctions 2005 Ft. Lauderdale FL. (FUN) Signature Sale #360, 360/Lot# 30152 $19,550.00
6/27/2005 NGC PF 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 561 $442.75
9/10/2006 PCGS PF 62   Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 1467 $805.00
9/17/2008 NGC PF 62   Heritage Auctions 2008 September Long Beach, CA US Coin Signature Auction #1116, 1116/Lot# 7858 $575.00
5/30/2010 PCGS PF 62   Bonhams Coins, Medals, and Banknotes, 18301/Lot# 1290 $643.00
2/28/2012 NGC PF 67   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 4009 $6,900.00
4/24/2013 NGC PF 65   Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(2), 1184/Lot# 1692 $3,290.00
12/22/2013 NGC PF 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/22/2013, 106/Lot# 123706 $2,900.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1859 H10C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base6847357898479089721005103910601075109511101296141618522362334537965825869691489618
7017538088679299831016104610651081110011721336156120222689349544726782884693040
0000001016104610651081110011721336156120222689349544726782884600
0000001027105310701088110512341376170621923017364551487739899700
1859 H10C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111111114566639111051114615311697238133314319597382481170616892
1111111152525745957108212741586192526973660487067319400134340
000000115252574595710821274158619252697366048706731940000
00000013045948281004111414021641215330143989542174891055300
1859 H10C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333524752102411771328156618762533361049296705238694389148257
3333333176600842107512271407166920952892404955211242630543453460
000000317660084210751227140716692095289240495521124263054300
000000335067693311261277148617722314325144896113181473721700
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Grade: PF 64
Points: 2197
Owner: chesspagan
 
Grade: PF 63
Points: 1609
Owner: Halfdime Collector
 
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