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 (5/22/2015)
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: 3/10/2015

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1795 H10C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 1250 1600 2350 3600 5700 7750 8400 9400 11000 13500 14000 20250 27500 65000 120000 190000 - - -
$ 6600 8000 8800 9900 12000 - 15750 23500 32500 - 155000 - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 379
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 67


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7/7/1997 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 0960, 960/Lot# 1266 $2,782.00
5/31/2004 NGC XF 45   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #5, 9/Lot# 40 $3,783.50
12/4/2008 PCGS VF 25   Heritage Auctions 2008 December Houston, TX Signature Coin Auction #1118, 1118/Lot# 1028 $3,737.50
9/6/2009 PCGS Genuine Genuine   Goldberg September 6-8, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 54/Lot# 2550 $4,140.00
9/4/2011 NGC XF 45   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 19251/Lot# 1023 $4,680.00
12/8/2011 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2011 December 8-11 US Coins Signature Auction- New York Session(1), 1162/Lot# 3336 $6,325.00
9/6/2012 NGC VF 20   Heritage Auctions 2012 September 6-9 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(1), 1174/Lot# 3743 $2,897.55
1/1/2013 PCGS MS 63   Stack's Bowers The January 2013 Americana Sale, 180/Lot# 13148 $17,625.00
8/11/2013 PCGS Genuine AG   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/11/2013, 87/Lot# 131408 $396.00
4/19/2015 NGC Details AG Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131517/Lot# 27145 $517.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1795 H10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11206136316832197288533673769403341964423456550495367574762487317842813155172242297931232
4021258146918542426304535013857408742714470472651555493591466047687100031451119142257300
0000003501385740874271447047265155549359146604768710003145111914200
0000003635394541414347451748875261562060816960805711579158672106000
1795 H10C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1111111111111111111111
1111111111111111111110
0000001111111111111100
0000001111111111111100
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Grade: AU 55
Points: 4196
Owner: LRM
 
Grade: XF Details
Points: 1443
Owner: JTO
 
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