Coin Specifications

Category: Early Half Dimes (1792-1837)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 86,416
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: $0.67 (2/1/2015)
Diameter: 16.5mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1795 H10C MS obverse 1795 H10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The mintage of 1795 dimes includes those dated 1794, but this is by far the more often seen date. A fair number of Mint State pieces survive from an old hoard distributed in the 1880s by coin dealer W. E. Woodward. As a two-year-only type coin, these hoard specimens are highly prized.

Early half dimes are often irregularly struck, with some portions of the design sharp and others quiet weak. This is evident on both Mint State and well worn examples.

Eight obverse dies were paired in various combinations with five reverses to create a total of 10 die marriages. The ones most often seen in high grades are LM-8, -9 (photos) and -10. Until publication of the Logan-McCloskey book in 1998 the standard reference for half dimes was Daniel Valentine's 1931 monograph and subsequent updates, and many half dimes that come onto the market from old collections may be attributed by Valentine numbers

Rare varieties for this date include LM-1 and LM-3 through -7, while the rarest of all is LM-2.

GRADE SUMMARY

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 1/21/2015

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1795 H10C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1250 1600 2350 3600 5700 5700 7750 8750 9600 12000 13000 13500 14000 20250 27750 65000 135000 190000 - - -
$ 6600 8000 9000 11000 12850 - - 15750 23500 32500 - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 374
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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7/31/1993 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 1993 ANA Sale #107, 107/Lot# 6079 $9,020.00
12/16/1996 NGC VF 20   Teletrade Auction 0902, 902/Lot# 1252 $1,188.00
2/24/2003 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg February 24-25, 2003 Coin Auction, 17/Lot# 289 $6,900.00
7/26/2003 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2003 July Baltimore, MD. Signature Sale #328, 328/Lot# 6407 $12,075.00
3/24/2004 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2004 March Portland, OR Signature Sale #344, 344/Lot# 5461 $5,002.50
3/3/2008 NGC AU 50   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 225, 231/Lot# 3049 $6,657.35
9/4/2011 NGC XF 45   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 19251/Lot# 1023 $4,680.00
12/29/2013 PCGS Genuine AG   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/29/2013, 170/Lot# 147205 $396.00
8/8/2014 PCGS AU 50   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 3235 $5,287.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1795 H10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11206136316832197288533673769403341964423456550495367574762487317842813155172242297931232
4021258146918542426304535013857408742714470472651555493591466047687100031451119142257300
0000003501385740874271447047265155549359146604768710003145111914200
0000003635394541414347451748875261562060816960805711579158672106000
1795 H10C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
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Grade: AU 55
Points: 4196
Owner: LRM
 
Grade: XF Details
Points: 1443
Owner: JTO
 
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