Coin Specifications

Category: Early Half Dimes (1792-1837)
Mint: Philadelphia
Catalog: KM-15
Obverse Designer: Robert Scot
Reverse Designer: Robert Scot
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.8920
Weight: 1.35 Grams
ASW: 0.0387oz
Melt Value: $0.62 (12/29/2014)
Diameter: 16.5mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1794 H10C MS obverse 1794 H10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

All of the 1794 half dimes were actually coined during March of 1795, as the early U. S. Mint was not in a position to discard dies just because they were outdated. These formed a minority of the total mintage reported for 1795, and all 1794-dated pieces are scarce to varying degrees. While Mint State examples are rare, a number were evidently preserved as souvenirs of the novel coinage.

Three obverse dies were mixed with three reverses for a total of four die marriages, and these are cataloged by Logan-McCloskey varieties. LM-1 and LM-2 are rare, while LM-3 and LM-4 (photos) are more often seen.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/10/2014

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1794 H10C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1850 2350 3100 4550 7400 7400 11000 13750 16000 17250 20750 23000 27000 33500 48500 77500 130000 210000 - - -
$ 8000 12000 14500 16750 18500 - - - - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 130
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 67


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1/12/2015 VF 35   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(1), 1216/Lot# 3724


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9/10/2006 NGC MS 64   Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 1453 $48,300.00
12/13/2007 NGC AU 53   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 203, 209/Lot# 5287 $10,350.00
12/8/2011 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2011 December 8-11 US Coins Signature Auction- New York Session(1), 1162/Lot# 3334 $8,625.00
7/4/2012 NGC Details VG Details  Teletrade Auction 3306, 3306/Lot# 1222 $1,600.00
1/9/2013 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(2), 1181/Lot# 3875 $7,050.00
7/27/2013 NGC F 12   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 1685 $1,410.00
9/7/2014 PCGS   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/07/2014, 191/Lot# 179264 $2,000.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1794 H10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1344147716091886246432383685406444384662497051585466574764007960102261452219306261463606550641
138815211701207827223387381141884512476450325260555959646920871511658161162158629452409230
00000038114188451247645032526055595964692087151165816116215862945200
00000039374313458748675095536356536182744094701309017711238663275800
1794 H10C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1421156116971985258533863847423946244856517253675684597366448247105711497019857268363694051764
146716061793218528523539397743674701496152375472578061967178902112037165992218330204418810
00000039774367470149615237547257806196717890211203716599221833020400
00000041084495477850665302557858766420771297961350318228245093357200
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Grade: MS 60
Points: 5158
Owner: Tazman
 
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