Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dimes (1837-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,165,000
Catalog: KM-62.2
Obverse Designer: Robert B. Hughes
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 1.34 Grams
ASW: 0.0388oz
Melt Value: $0.56 (8/31/2015)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
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1843 H10C MS obverse 1843 H10C MS reverse

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Description & Analysis

This is a fairly common coin in all circulated grades and in Mint State through the MS 64 level. As with all early United States coins, gems are scarce, and the very highest grades are unknown for such pieces.

The only variety of note is a repunched date in which all four numerals are duplicated, though the first impression of the 3 is nearly impossible to see. This die was also used for proofs, and it is a moderately scarce variety for the currency pieces.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/18/2014

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1843 H10C MS
Base $ 15.00 18.50 25.00 29.00 67.00 125 130 150 180 225 265 350 625 1425 2250 6000 - - -
$ 75.00 130 140 160 190 235 280 380 700 1575 3100 - -

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Total Graded: 231
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 67

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Auction Prices Realized

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1/16/2006 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction #70, 75/Lot# 333 $333.50
2/13/2006 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2006 February Long Beach Online Session #401, 401/Lot# 7629 $253.00
5/29/2011 PCGS AU 58   Goldberg May 29 - June 1, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction of US, World Coins and Currency, 63/Lot# 204 $126.50
8/2/2012 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2012 August 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Philadelphia Session(5), 1173/Lot# 7695 $558.13
10/15/2012 NGC MS 62   Teletrade Auction 3364, 3364/Lot# 1260 $207.00
1/1/2013 PCGS MS 63   Stack's Bowers The January 2013 Americana Sale, 180/Lot# 14277 $235.00
4/28/2013 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131319/Lot# 20898 $117.50
6/29/2014 NGC Details AU Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/29/2014, 187/Lot# 145902 $110.00

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1843 H10C MS
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 1303
Owner: pulver set
Grade: MS 64
Points: 1103
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
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