Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dimes (1837-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,034,000
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: $0.57 (9/4/2015)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1840 NO DRAPERY H10C MS obverse 1840 NO DRAPERY H10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The mintage for this first edition of the 1840 Philadelphia Mint half dime was large, and examples are fairly plentiful across all grades through MS 64. Most are well struck, though die cracks are often seen, as on the example illustrated.

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Last Updated: 9/2/2015

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1840 NO DRAPERY H10C MS
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Base $ 18.50 21.00 28.00 35.00 110 200 215 230 250 330 380 475 815 2250 4375 9900 - - -
$ 120 - 230 250 280 350 415 575 1000 2750 5500 13750 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 289
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 68


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8/11/1997 NGC MS 65   Teletrade Auction 0970, 970/Lot# 1191 $945.00
4/7/2001 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2001 April Indianapolis, IN (CSNS) Bullet Sale #257, 257/Lot# 292 $1,092.50
11/17/2008 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 301, 307/Lot# 575 $253.00
6/1/2011 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2011 June Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(4), 1156/Lot# 7709 $603.75
9/2/2012 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg September 2-5, 2012 The September 2-5, 2012, 70/Lot# 1307 $805.00
2/22/2013 NGC MS 64   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 6915 $581.63
6/5/2013 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2013 June 5 - 9 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(6), 1186/Lot# 7601 $329.00
12/1/2013 PCGS XF 45   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/01/2013, 103/Lot# 154867 $166.10


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