Coin Specifications

Category: Early Half Dimes (1792-1837)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,240,000
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: $0.63 (10/31/2014)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1830 H10C MS obverse 1830 H10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

1830 half dimes are common enough at or near the Mint State level that collectors will be able to find a satisfactory example. Some will display striking weakness in the eagle's head and in the shield where it meets the eagle's right wing. Weakness may also be seen in the highest points of Liberty's portrait.

Six obverse dies and eight reverses were used in various combinations to produce 14 die marriages. These have been cataloged by Logan-McCloskey (LM) numbers, some of which include decimal divisions to indicate progressive die states. Rare marriages include LM-6 and LM-10, while LM-5 and LM-11 are very rare. LM-1, -2, -9, -12, -13 and -14 (photos) are somewhat scarce, the remaining four marriage common.

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Last Updated: 7/17/2014

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1830 H10C MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 596
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 68


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2/4/1998 NGC MS 61   Teletrade Auction 1021, 1021/Lot# 1309 $228.90
9/28/2004 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #24101, 24101/Lot# 13283 $1,662.90
11/8/2004 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2004 November Palm Beach, Florida Bullet Sale #359, 359/Lot# 740 $281.75
9/13/2006 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2006 September Long Beach, CA Signature Auction #416, 416/Lot# 1202 $2,760.00
9/17/2006 NGC F 12   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #66094, 66094/Lot# 23578 $126.50
6/5/2008 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 254, 260/Lot# 6242 $517.50
5/30/2012 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The June 2012 Baltimore Auction, 137/Lot# 2481 $199.75


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