Coin Specifications

Category: Early Half Dimes (1792-1837)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,370,000
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 (10/31/2014)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1833 H10C MS obverse 1833 H10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This is another fairly plentiful entry in the Capped Bust Half Dime series. The published mintage includes some dated 1832, but the use of three obverse dies and seven reverses indicates that plenty were minted with the date 1833. Like the example illustrated, many of these coins are poorly struck at their centers.

The same press might coin half dimes one day, dimes the next, and then half dimes again the day after that. Thus, the dies were frequently removed from the press, shelved and then reinstalled. Little care was taken to use the same die pair each time, with the result that the known dies for this date produced a total of 10 marriages.

Varieties LM-2 and LM-5 are the rare ones for 1833, with LM-6 being a little less so. LM-1 (photos) and LM-8 are slightly scarce, while the remaining marriages are all common. Illustrated is LM-4.1, the decimal numeral indicating that this is the earliest of three die state for that marriage.

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Last Updated: 7/17/2014

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1833 H10C MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 599
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 67


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11/4/2014 MS 62   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131444/Lot# 21529
11/10/2014 MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2014 November 6 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Beverly Hills Session(2), 1211/Lot# 3645


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2/4/1998 NGC MS 62   Teletrade Auction 1021, 1021/Lot# 1310 $228.90
9/28/1999 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #10003, 10003/Lot# 3059 $825.00
6/25/2007 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 153, 158/Lot# 1450 $517.50
9/2/2012 PCGS MS 66   Goldberg September 2-5, 2012 The September 2-5, 2012, 70/Lot# 1305 $5,060.00
1/9/2013 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(7), 1181/Lot# 9357 $135.13
5/19/2013 NGC MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/19/2013, 75/Lot# 115572 $971.05
7/7/2013 PCGS Genuine AU   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131329/Lot# 20126 $152.75
1/8/2014 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(7), 1201/Lot# 8599 $763.75
4/1/2014 PCGS MS 92   Stack's Bowers March 2014 Baltimore Auction, 6008/Lot# 7588 $176.25


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