Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dimes (1837-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,000,500
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: $0.61 (7/4/2015)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
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1852 H10C MS obverse 1852 H10C MS reverse

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Description & Analysis

This is a common date that was widely hoarded for entirely non-numismatic reasons. In 1852 the half dime was worth more than five cents as reckoned in gold, so the coins were stored as bullion or exported for melting and probable recoining as some other nation's money. Due to this unusual history, Mint State survivors exist in greater proportion to circulated pieces than is normal for old coins.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/18/2014

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1852 H10C MS
Base $ 15.00 18.50 24.00 30.00 65.00 125 130 145 160 200 265 355 600 1350 2200 7500 18000 - -
$ 72.00 130 135 155 170 220 285 390 665 1550 2900 9000 -

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Total Graded: 181
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67

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Auction Prices Realized

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2/1/2009 PCGS MS 67   Goldberg February 1-4, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 51/Lot# 824 $4,255.00
7/9/2009 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2009 July West Palm Beach, FL (Summer FUN) Signature US Coin Auction #1127, 1127/Lot# 7511 $920.00
7/12/2010 NGC AU 53   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 496, 502/Lot# 211 $115.00
12/25/2011 NGC XF 45   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/25/2011, 150/Lot# 29143 $94.60
9/5/2012 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 3342, 3342/Lot# 1377 $110.00
2/9/2014 NGC AU 50   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131407/Lot# 22117 $101.05
6/23/2014 PCGS MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2014 June 23 The Eugene H. Gardner Collection of US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1213/Lot# 30197 $6,462.50
4/2/2015 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3528, 6097/Lot# 20154 $998.75
5/24/2015 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131522/Lot# 21140 $258.50

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1852 H10C MS
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 4565
Owner: Electric Peak Collection
Grade: MS 65
Points: 2009
Owner: pulver set
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