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: $0.58 (7/29/2015)
Diameter: 16.5mm
Edge: Reeded
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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 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. The coin illustrated is an example of LM-4.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/10/2015

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1795 H10C MS
Base $ 1250 1600 2350 3600 5700 7750 8450 9400 10750 13500 14000 20250 27500 60000 120000 225000 - - -
$ 6600 - - 9900 - - - - - 69500 155000 - -

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

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Auction Prices Realized

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Sale / Lot
1/4/1995 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 1995 F.U.N. Bullet Sale #128, 128/Lot# 141 $7,590.00
5/31/1999 PCGS FA 2   Teletrade Auction 1169, 1169/Lot# 1260 $348.80
5/5/2004 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2004 May (CSNS) Signature Sale #346, 346/Lot# 6453 $8,625.00
5/31/2004 NGC AU 58   Goldberg May 31 - June 2, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 25/Lot# 526 $6,900.00
11/4/2004 PCGS F 15   Heritage Auctions 2004 November Palm Beach, FL Signature Sale #358, 358/Lot# 6099 $1,610.00
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
10/10/2014 PCGS   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 14626 $552.25

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1795 H10C MS
1795 H10C MS Prooflike
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Grade: AU 55
Points: 4196
Owner: LRM
Grade: XF Details
Points: 1443
Owner: JTO
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