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: $0.63 (5/4/2015)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
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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: 7/18/2014

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1840 NO DRAPERY H10C MS
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Base $ 18.50 21.00 28.00 35.00 90.00 200 215 230 250 330 380 475 815 2250 4375 11000 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 288
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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7/5/2006 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2006 July Dallas, TX Coin Signature Auction #407, 407/Lot# 553 $1,955.00
11/17/2008 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 301, 307/Lot# 575 $253.00
9/4/2011 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg September 4-6, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 65/Lot# 905 $460.00
10/13/2011 PCGS AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2011 October 13-16 US Coins Signature Auction #1160- Pittsburgh Session(4), 1160/Lot# 7797 $155.25
10/13/2011 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2011 October 13-16 US Coins Signature Auction #1160- Pittsburgh Session(4), 1160/Lot# 7796 $126.50
2/11/2013 PCGS AU 55   Teletrade Auction 3417, 3417/Lot# 1408 $180.00
4/6/2014 NGC MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/06/2014, 175/Lot# 185424 $291.60
5/12/2014 PCGS AU 53   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3481, 6030/Lot# 20176 $158.63


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