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: $0.62 (12/19/2014)
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: 9/10/2014

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1795 H10C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1250 1600 3150 3600 6050 6050 8150 8900 9600 12000 13000 13750 14500 21000 26500 55000 125000 190000 - - -
$ 6600 8850 9500 11000 12850 13750 14400 15750 23500 32500 - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 372
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 67


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1/12/2015 XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(1), 1216/Lot# 3726
1/12/2015 XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(1), 1216/Lot# 3725


Auction Prices Realized

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10/8/1997 PCGS G 4   Teletrade Auction 0987, 987/Lot# 1234 $545.00
5/30/2005 NGC MS 63   Goldberg May 30 - June 16, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 31/Lot# 143 $12,075.00
9/21/2005 NGC XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2005 September Long Beach Signature Auction #384, 384/Lot# 1981 $4,887.50
9/23/2007 PCGS VF 30   Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 2558 $4,080.00
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
8/11/2013 PCGS Genuine AG   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/11/2013, 87/Lot# 131408 $396.00
8/30/2013 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The September 2013 Philadelphia Auction, 195/Lot# 4328 $514.65
2/27/2014 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 27 - 28 & March 2 Mid-Winter ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Atlanta Session(2), 1203/Lot# 3784 $4,993.75


NGC Registry

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