Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dimes (1837-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,000
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 (7/26/2014)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1861 H10C PF obverse 1861 H10C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The Philadelphia Mint produced 1,000 silver proof sets in April of 1861, these to have on hand in anticipation of any orders received. Fewer than half this number appear to have been sold and the rest melted. Such a wasteful procedure was not approved by the incoming Mint Director James Pollock, and under his administration future proof coining was done in a series of smaller batches to avoid so many unneeded leftovers.

Cameo proofs became increasingly available as this decade progressed, and such pieces are highly prized today.

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Last Updated: 7/18/2014

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1861 H10C PF
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 300 375 425 585 875 1875 4250 7750 - - -
$ - - - - - 330 410 490 640 1225 2450 5000 - -
1861 H10C PF Cameo
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1250 2450 5050 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 1500 3850 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 92
Low Grade: 61
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67


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5/4/2005 NGC PF 66   Heritage Auctions 2005 St. Louis, MO (CSNS) Signature Auction #372, 372/Lot# 6350 $1,840.00
7/9/2005 NGC PF 65   Heritage Auctions Continuous Internet Auction #65073, 65073/Lot# 23122 $1,380.00
6/15/2008 PCGS PF 64   Teletrade Auction 2543, 2543/Lot# 1452 $728.00
2/3/2011 NGC PF 64   Heritage Auctions 2011 February Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(1), 1152/Lot# 3375 $632.50
8/15/2011 NGC PF 66   Cameo Stack's Bowers The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 115/Lot# 8256 $3,737.50
11/29/2012 NGC PF 65   Heritage Auctions 2012 November 29 - December 2 US Coin Signature Auction - Houston Session(1), 1177/Lot# 3413 $1,410.00
6/5/2013 PCGS PF 65   Heritage Auctions 2013 June 5 - 9 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(1), 1186/Lot# 3176 $1,468.75
11/1/2013 NGC PF 66   Heritage Auctions 2013 November 1 - 3 US Coin Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1191/Lot# 3288 $2,820.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1861 H10C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
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000000111038456173581784488510291543229131274333572200
000000122043962977382385989611501815249535554682641200
1861 H10C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1111111135753274586588493096613452194282841575235736310535
111111111941560378587189994210921628240532714516594484200
000000111941560378587189994210921628240532714516594400
000000123847367482587791495412181911261637144875665300
1861 H10C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111111113955848119409591010104814502344300943965520773011014
1111111132458659854946976102211821748256534714770625688240
0000001132458659854946976102211821748256534714770625600
0000001263521735897952993103513162046278739335145699300
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