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: $0.64 (11/24/2014)
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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1840 NO DRAPERY H10C MS
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Base $ 18.50 21.00 28.00 35.00 90.00 90.00 200 215 230 250 290 330 380 475 815 2250 4375 11000 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 295
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 68


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1/6/1996 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 1996 F.U.N. Signature Sale #149, 149/Lot# 5268 $687.50
9/10/2006 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 1462 $1,897.50
4/9/2008 PCGS AU 58   Teletrade Auction 2514, 2514/Lot# 1211 $190.40
8/11/2010 PCGS AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2010 August Boston, MA Signature & Platinum Night ANA Coin Auction #1143, 1143/Lot# 8691 $195.50
7/17/2011 PCGS AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/17/2011, 127/Lot# 12769 $203.50
2/3/2013 PCGS MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 737, 746/Lot# 114 $450.00
8/18/2013 PCGS AU 50   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131335/Lot# 22081 $164.50
10/10/2014 PCGS AU 58   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 14669 $164.50


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