Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dimes (1837-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 950
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: $0.74 (7/28/2014)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1872 H10C PF obverse 1872 H10C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

It has been suggested by Walter Breen and others that some of the 950 proofs coined for 1872 remained at the Mint in 1873 and were subsequently melted, though dealers usually bought up any leftovers at face value at the end of each calendar year. Some may have been melted, but the number was likely very small.

1872 proof half dimes show some deterioration of the obverse master hub which is manifested most obviously in the softness of the legend. In addition, the top of letter D in UNITED broke prior to the creation of the 1871 master die and was never fixed. The Mint's engraving staff must have known that this denomination was already on the chopping block and did not invest the time and expense of creating a new hub.

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1872 H10C PF
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1872 H10C PF Cameo
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1872 H10C PF Ultra Cameo
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 175
Low Grade: 61
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 68


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1/17/2001 PCGS PF 63   Teletrade Auction 1397, 1397/Lot# 1137 $414.20
2/4/2009 NGC PF 67   Heritage Auctions 2009 February Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1122, 1122/Lot# 877 $3,105.00
5/7/2009 NGC PF 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 370, 376/Lot# 7517 $460.00
10/17/2012 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 1300 $1,997.50
10/18/2012 PCGS PF 64   Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(5), 1175/Lot# 8171 $675.63
6/5/2013 PCGS PF 63   Heritage Auctions 2013 June 5 - 9 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(6), 1186/Lot# 7612 $455.90
3/30/2014 PCGS PF 65   Cameo GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/30/2014, 184/Lot# 164861 $1,301.30


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1872 H10C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
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1111111722563865165826467969601371210228254095568083070
0000001722563865165826467969601371210228254095568000
000000114429643654558969584810201662225132504515642500
1872 H10C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1111111123436352261564079495811462055251938385137743610934
11111117827741655362369184810201449220929584271590386020
00000017827741655362369184810201449220929584271590300
000000115632046958463174290310831752236433984704666900
1872 H10C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11111111262401575674701865103712392197268540645417780211420
11111118830845960868375592211041558235931444515621290080
00000018830845960868375592211041558235931444515621200
000000117535451764169281097911711877252236044966700700
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Grade: PF 64
Points: 1081
Owner: Electric Peak Collection
 
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