Coin Specifications

Category: Early Half Dimes (1792-1837)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 871,000
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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1837 CAPPED H10C MS obverse 1837 CAPPED H10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This is the scarcest date of the Capped Bust Half Dime series, as its relatively low mintage suggests. This type was discontinued in June of 1837 when the new Seated Liberty dies were ready.

Five die marriages resulted from the use of three obverses and four reverses. Only one of these reverse dies featured the Small 5C., and this was leftover from 1835's production. LM-4's popularity exceeds its actual rarity, as it is just moderately scarce. LM-2 and LM-3 are more rare but of little interest outside series specialists. This leaves LM-1 (photos) and LM-5 as the likely choices for a date or type collection.

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 226
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 66


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9/18/1996 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 1996 September Long Beach Bullet Sale #161, 161/Lot# 107 $2,420.00
5/25/1998 NGC MS 61   Teletrade Auction 1052, 1052/Lot# 1298 $250.70
1/23/2006 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2006 January Dallas, TX The Jules Reiver Collection Signature Auction #390, 390/Lot# 22090 $241.50
4/3/2006 NGC MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 81: The Leesburg Sale, 86/Lot# 379 $1,920.50
9/6/2009 PCGS AU 55   Goldberg September 6-8, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 54/Lot# 2554 $373.75
1/8/2014 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(2), 1201/Lot# 3917 $5,581.25
8/29/2014 PCGS   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3497, 6051/Lot# 22069 $293.75
10/12/2014 NGC VF 30   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/12/2014, 190/Lot# 137992 $325.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1837 CAPPED H10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base8118320924838460267472982089410211066119312711609212435374234481796311534317296
11519122229345662669275984493610361108121913831780259537694428642111535159940
0000006927598449361036110812191383178025953769442864211153500
0000007107898699781051115012451496195230664001462280261343900
1837 CAPPED H10C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base8919822726841564472177787495110841131126513451697223336954415500499811582617805
12520724031749166973980989999510991175129114621875272039354611666311929164850
0000007398098999951099117512911462187527203935461166631192900
00000075884192510391115122013181579205432074175480783221387700
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 5176
Owner: Green Collection
 
Grade: MS 65
Points: 3537
Owner: Electric Peak Collection
 
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