Coin Specifications

Category: Early Half Dimes (1792-1837)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,900,000
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 (3/2/2015)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
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1836 H10C MS obverse 1836 H10C MS reverse

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Description & Analysis

The half dimes coined during 1836 probably included some dated 1835, yet this date is fairly common across most grades. There is just the single date size for 1836, but it appears in combination with both the Small 5C. and Large 5C. Both of these major varieties are readily collectable.

Four obverse dies were paired with five reverses to produce the seven die marriages known for this date. LM-1 is rare, and LM-2, -6 and -7 (photos) are somewhat scarce. The others are common, including LM-2, which has numeral 3 in the date punched over an inverted 3. LM-1.2 is illustrated, this being a later die state of that marriage in which the obverse has a bisecting crack from top to bottom, and a major die break, or cud, has formed on the reverse. As a result of this flaw, the stars opposite this break failed to strike up.


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Last Updated: 7/17/2014

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1836 H10C MS
Base $ 55.00 78.00 90.00 115 180 180 245 275 330 360 390 465 600 950 1450 3300 5300 16250 - - -
$ 200 255 290 345 370 410 490 650 1050 1950 4000 6500 - -

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Total Graded: 418
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 68

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2/5/2006 PCGS MS 66   Goldberg February 5-8, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 34/Lot# 627 $4,888.00
8/6/2007 NGC MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday Sale - Internet Auction # 165, 170/Lot# 526 $2,530.00
8/11/2010 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2010 August Boston, MA Signature & Platinum Night ANA Coin Auction #1143, 1143/Lot# 8686 $503.70
12/2/2010 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2010 December Houston Signature US Coin Auction Session(4), 1147/Lot# 7620 $488.75
4/26/2012 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2012 April 25-May 1 World & Ancient Coins CICF Signature Auction- Chicago Session(2), 3019/Lot# 23599 $546.25
11/26/2012 PCGS AU 55   Teletrade Auction 3388, 3388/Lot# 1568 $210.00
2/17/2013 NGC VF 30   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131309/Lot# 20075 $92.00
5/19/2013 NGC VF 30   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/19/2013, 75/Lot# 115569 $99.11
8/8/2014 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 3243 $3,290.00

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1836 H10C MS
1836 H10C MS Prooflike
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 4643
Owner: Green Collection
Grade: MS 65
Points: 2525
Owner: Electric Peak Collection
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