Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dimes (1837-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,069,150
Catalog: KM-62.1
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 1.34 Grams
ASW: 0.0388oz
Melt Value: $0.66 (3/29/2015)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
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1839 H10C MS obverse 1839 H10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This was another high mintage issue that is readily available in circulated grades. Mint State pieces are not rare, but they were saved in smaller numbers than the 1838 edition.

Most 1839 half dimes were reasonably well struck, with only some lack of definition in the denticles. The stars were hand punched into each obverse die, and their relative positions will vary a bit.

One obverse die features repunched numerals 39 in the date, but this has not enjoyed much attention from collectors.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/6/2014

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1839 H10C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 18.50 21.00 28.00 35.00 95.00 95.00 200 215 235 270 300 335 410 520 925 2375 3850 7500 - - -
$ 125 215 230 250 290 320 365 435 600 1250 2750 4600 9400 -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 309
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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1/13/1999 NGC MS 63   Teletrade Auction 1123, 1123/Lot# 1218 $272.50
1/23/2006 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 71, 76/Lot# 245 $713.00
8/11/2010 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2010 August Boston, MA Signature & Platinum Night ANA Coin Auction #1143, 1143/Lot# 4360 $2,070.00
5/27/2012 PCGS MS 66   Goldberg May 27-31, 2012 The May Pre-Long Beach Auction, 69/Lot# 1098 $2,300.00
12/30/2012 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131302/Lot# 26056 $258.50
5/25/2014 PCGS Genuine AU   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/25/2014, 183/Lot# 194698 $85.80
6/3/2014 PCGS MS 63   Stack's Bowers June 2014 Baltimore, 6021/Lot# 3747 $364.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1839 H10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base727685115143351437620653695764820882100511661634268533864565484753227022
737995124212380498631667718783841923105913221984291937794659500558890
000000498631667718783841923105913221984291937794659500500
000000559642681741801861964111214782335315241724753516400
1839 H10C MS Prooflike
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