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: $0.62 (10/31/2014)
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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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

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


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11/2/2014 MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 828, 837/Lot# 10084


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1/17/1996 NGC MS 63   Teletrade Auction 0807, 807/Lot# 282 $261.60
6/1/1996 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 1996 May/June Long Beach Sale #157, 157/Lot# 6750 $797.50
8/17/2004 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #24084, 24084/Lot# 13266 $247.25
2/20/2005 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 1060 $1,840.00
7/30/2007 NGC AU 53   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 163, 168/Lot# 479 $253.00
7/17/2011 PCGS AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/17/2011, 127/Lot# 12769 $203.50
12/22/2013 PCGS AU 53   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/22/2013, 106/Lot# 137994 $310.00
6/3/2014 PCGS AU 58   Stack's Bowers June 2014 Baltimore, 6021/Lot# 3748 $182.13


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