Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dimes (1837-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 600
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: $0.64 (9/21/2014)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1873 H10C PF obverse 1873 H10C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This final date of the half dime series was coined only with the Closed 3 used early in the year. This denomination was abolished by law after April 1, but it's likely that the Mint continued to sell proofs for a few months until the remaining pieces were melted July 10.

The 1873 proof half dime is not especially scarce, but examples grading higher than PF 65 are elusive, as are those having Ultra Cameo contrast.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/6/2014

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1873 H10C PF
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1873 H10C PF Cameo
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1873 H10C PF Ultra Cameo
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 232
Low Grade: 61
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
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Grade
Auction House
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7/24/2001 PCGS Proof 63   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #21075, 21075/Lot# 5218 $310.00
9/15/2003 NGC Proof 63   Goldberg September 15-17, 2003 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 21/Lot# 240 $403.00
9/25/2011 PCGS Proof 62   Teletrade Auction 3143, 3143/Lot# 1495 $320.00
11/29/2012 PCGS Proof 62   Heritage Auctions 2012 November 29 - December 2 US Coin Signature Auction - Houston Session(4), 1177/Lot# 8273 $329.00
3/31/2013 PCGS Proof 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 745, 754/Lot# 383 $1,426.00
7/27/2013 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 30359 $649.78
7/27/2013 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 1712 $1,898.80
8/4/2013 PCGS Proof 66   Cameo GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/04/2013, 86/Lot# 106431 $2,321.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1873 H10C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1111111121633648757559774590010811953240136754935717010581
1111111722563865165826467969601371210228254095568083070
0000001722563865165826467969601371210228254095568000
000000114429643654558969584810201662225132504515642500
1873 H10C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1111111123436352261564079495811462055251938385137743610934
11111117827741655362369184810201449220929584271590386020
00000017827741655362369184810201449220929584271590300
000000115632046958463174290310831752236433984704666900
1873 H10C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11111111262401575674701865103712392197268540645417780211420
11111118830845960868375592211041558235931444515621290080
00000018830845960868375592211041558235931444515621200
000000117535451764169281097911711877252236044966700700
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Grade: PF 65 CA
Points: 2055
Owner: Terry's Collections
 
Grade: PF 64 CAMEO
Points: 1177
Owner: FredFred
 
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