Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dimes (1837-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 4,880,000
Catalog: KM-A62.2
Obverse Designer: Robert B. Hughes
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 1.24 Grams
ASW: 0.0359oz
Melt Value: $0.53 (8/1/2015)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
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1856 H10C MS obverse 1856 H10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This issue was produced in large numbers, and worn examples are extremely common. Mint State pieces are fairly plentiful through the grade of MS 64. Many of these coins, however, are deficient in striking quality. The border denticles are flat or incomplete on most.

The only notable variety is a misplaced date having the lower loop of an 8 visible within Liberty's gown. Walter Breen's report of a doubled date is doubtful.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/10/2015

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1856 H10C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 16.00 18.50 24.00 31.00 65.00 125 135 145 155 190 250 345 600 1150 1800 5200 19750 - -
$ 75.00 130 140 155 165 200 265 380 660 1300 2350 - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 466
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
11/3/1999 NGC MS 62   Teletrade Auction 1231, 1231/Lot# 1211 $174.40
2/23/2005 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2005 February Long Beach Signature Sale #366, 366/Lot# 6137 $1,199.45
6/17/2010 NGC MS 65   Stack's Bowers The June 2010 Baltimore Auction, 41/Lot# 1752 $4,025.00
1/13/2013 PCGS AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/13/2013, 57/Lot# 94439 $129.80
5/5/2013 PCGS MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/05/2013, 73/Lot# 113183 $480.70
1/8/2014 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(2), 1201/Lot# 3923 $1,880.00
10/10/2014 PCGS AU 58   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 14681 $88.13
12/7/2014 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 833, 842/Lot# 388 $425.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1856 H10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base59637698127255288437463489515539597725900127118862401388541351047913238
606783108170266338446472498523558640783102414762058289639686250113990
00000033844647249852355864078310241476205828963968625000
00000038745448050653157868284211471681222933904052836400
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 2401
Owner: Electric Peak Collection
 
Grade: MS 65
Points: 1886
Owner: pulver set
 
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