Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dimes (1837-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 781,000
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 (8/4/2015)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1851 H10C MS obverse 1851 H10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Despite its lower than usual mintage, the 1851 Philadelphia Mint half dime is readily available across all grades. It is disproportionately common in Mint State due to the hoarding of silver coins at a time when they were worth more than their equivalent face value in gold coins. These hoards were often forgotten until discovered decades later, at which time the coins already had collector value.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/6/2014

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1851 H10C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 15.00 18.50 24.00 29.00 55.00 125 130 150 185 250 285 360 660 1375 2000 5500 15000 - -
$ 60.00 130 135 160 200 270 315 400 750 1600 2800 9400 -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 159
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
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Sale / Lot
Price
11/17/1995 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 1995 Santa Clara Bullet Sale #145, 145/Lot# 220 $121.00
2/2/1996 NGC MS 67   Heritage Auctions February 1996 Long Beach Bullet Sale #150, 150/Lot# 142 $3,080.00
3/28/2009 NGC MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2009 March Baltimore, MD Signature US Coin Auction #1126, 1126/Lot# 744 $2,875.00
4/19/2010 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 472, 478/Lot# 200 $494.50
2/6/2011 NGC Details UNC Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 211023/Lot# 24139 $138.00
1/1/2012 NGC MS 66   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/01/2012, 1/Lot# 30969 $1,210.00
12/18/2012 NGC XF 45   Teletrade Auction 3401, 3401/Lot# 1034 $62.00
10/10/2014 PCGS   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 14677 $44.65


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1851 H10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base545976981192202374374505025866537257939251345202924643984608966518644
56658310515322630444146753060867774883710651573217429714686627673150
00000030444146753060867774883710651573217429714686627600
00000037044648555863170177088112051801231934775387646400
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 2464
Owner: Electric Peak Collection
 
Grade: MS 64
Points: 1345
Owner: Coin Maven
 
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