Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dimes (1837-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 955,000
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: $0.57 (7/28/2015)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
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1850 H10C MS obverse 1850 H10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Though this issue had a generous mintage, it is a little more scarce than one might expect. The falling price of gold during this time drove silver coins from circulation, as they were worth more than face value as reckoned in gold. Though this resulted in a fair number of Mint State coins from their hoarding as silver bullion, those that entered circulation were subject to exportation and melting.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/10/2015

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1850 H10C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 15.00 18.50 24.00 28.00 58.00 130 135 150 170 225 315 415 650 1300 2150 5750 17500 - -
$ 65.00 135 145 160 180 250 345 450 725 1550 3250 6750 -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 225
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
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Sale / Lot
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2/4/1998 NGC MS 64   Teletrade Auction 1021, 1021/Lot# 1320 $348.80
2/20/2005 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 1061 $2,415.00
8/2/2012 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2012 August 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Philadelphia Session(5), 1173/Lot# 7702 $391.28
5/5/2013 PCGS MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 750, 759/Lot# 366 $901.00
6/9/2013 NGC MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/09/2013, 78/Lot# 119620 $377.30
12/5/2013 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2013 December 5 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Houston Session(4), 1192/Lot# 4497 $851.88
5/12/2014 PCGS AU 58   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3481, 6030/Lot# 20178 $141.00
10/8/2014 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2014 October 8 - 13 PNG New York Invitational US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(5), 1210/Lot# 7551 $305.50
11/6/2014 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2014 November 6 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Beverly Hills Session(5), 1211/Lot# 7471 $426.53


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1850 H10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base5459769811523025545046350255158667484710131321196928344064647370619141
56658310415323832045447651856361573290211161537225732444867666977540
00000032045447651856361573290211161537225732444867666900
00000038545948953557464578995812181753254636545670686500
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 1969
Owner: pulver set
 
Grade: MS 63
Points: 631
Owner: x2rider
 
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