Coin Specifications

Category: Early Half Dimes (1792-1837)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 965,000
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: $0.60 (10/5/2015)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1832 H10C MS obverse 1832 H10C MS reverse

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Description & Analysis

The calendar year mintage of half dimes for 1832 was a bit smaller than usual, but this date is certainly not rare, as many were coined with this date during 1833. Numismatists are able to determine this by comparing the various states of the dies used, as the same reverse die may have been more worn when paired with an 1832 obverse than it was when used to strike 1833-dated coins.

LM-5 (photos) is among the more common of some 14 die marriages known for 1832-dated half dimes. LM-11 is rare, while LM-9 is very rare. Scarce varieties include LM-1, -2, -4, -6, -8, -10, -13 and -14.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/2/2015

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1832 H10C MS
Base $ 55.00 70.00 85.00 115 190 255 275 320 370 465 610 950 1400 3150 5500 17000 - - -
$ 210 - 290 335 380 490 660 1050 1700 3900 6250 - -

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Total Graded: 948
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 67

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10/21/1996 NGC MS 65   Teletrade Auction 0886, 886/Lot# 1298 $1,782.00
1/31/2005 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #26, 30/Lot# 241 $276.00
12/4/2008 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2008 December Houston, TX Signature Coin Auction #1118, 1118/Lot# 1037 $3,551.00
5/9/2010 NCS MS 60   Teletrade Auction 2850, 2850/Lot# 1741 $184.00
3/18/2011 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers The March 2011 Baltimore Auction Online Only Session, 91/Lot# 12173 $339.25
9/4/2011 NGC MS 66   Goldberg September 4-6, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 65/Lot# 900 $3,795.00
7/7/2013 PCGS Genuine XF   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131329/Lot# 20779 $59.00
1/18/2015 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131504/Lot# 28043 $211.50

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