Coin Specifications

Category: Early Half Dimes (1792-1837)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,230,000
Catalog: KM-47
Obverse Designer: William Kneass
Reverse Designer: William Kneass
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.8920
Weight: 1.35 Grams
ASW: 0.0387oz
Melt Value: $0.64 (5/6/2015)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
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1829 H10C MS obverse 1829 H10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Half dime coinage resumed in 1829 after a hiatus of more than 20 years. Chief Engraver William Kneass provided new designs based on the 1807 Capped Bust Liberty of John Reich.

There may have been problems in perfecting the dies, as this mintage utilized no less than six obverse dies and 10 reverses. These were combined to produce 18 die marriages. Three of the reverses featured three lines in each vertical red stripe of the shield, while the remainder used just two lines to form the stripes.

Rare marriages include LM-6, -9, -10, -11, -12 and -18, while LM-8 is the rarest of all. The remaining marriages are common, like LM-1 (photos), or are just somewhat scarce.

These common varieties provide a fair number of Mint State pieces, and coins having just light wear are also readily available to the collector.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 3/11/2015

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1829 H10C MS
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Base $ 60.00 78.00 90.00 135 200 290 310 390 425 525 650 1125 1650 3600 5650 16500 - - -
$ 220 300 325 410 440 550 700 1200 2100 4150 6150 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 720
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 67


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3/3/2008 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 225, 231/Lot# 3054 $732.55
6/17/2010 NGC MS 67   Stack's Bowers The June 2010 Baltimore Auction, 41/Lot# 1727 $750.00
9/4/2011 NGC MS 62   Goldberg September 4-6, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 65/Lot# 897 $863.00
12/12/2011 NCS VF 20   Teletrade Auction 3188, 3188/Lot# 1781 $70.00
1/8/2012 PCGS VF 35   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/08/2012, 2/Lot# 24176 $1,513.60
2/2/2012 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2012 February 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(1), 1167/Lot# 3273 $1,265.00
6/2/2013 NGC Details UNC Details  Heritage Auctions 2013 June 2 - 11 US Coins Internet Auction - Dallas Session(2), 131324/Lot# 20753 $115.15
9/4/2014 PCGS MS 65   Prooflike Heritage Auctions 2014 September 4 - 6 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(2), 1209/Lot# 3915 $2,820.00


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