Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dimes (1837-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 800
Catalog: KM-A62.2
Obverse Designer: Anthony C. Paquet
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 1.24 Grams
ASW: 0.0359oz
Melt Value: $0.60 (5/5/2015)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1859 H10C PF obverse 1859 H10C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The Mint's proof production of 800 sets proved to be more than the market could bear, and an unknown number of these coins went unsold and were consigned to the melting pot. The actual net mintage is unknown.

The Philadelphia Mint half dimes of 1859 feature Anthony C. Paquet's interpretation of the Seated Liberty figure, and this was its only usage on the regular proofs. Liberty has a restyled head, her posture is more upright and the stars have hollow centers. This model was rejected for subsequent coinage, though it did appear on the rare transitional patterns of 1859-60.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/6/2014

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1859 H10C PF
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 650 775 1175 1800 3900 5900 15250 38500 - -
$ - - - - - - 825 1300 2500 4350 7500 - -
1859 H10C PF Cameo
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 1300 2550 4800 7500 16500 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 1450 2900 5500 - - -
1859 H10C PF Ultra Cameo
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 9000 25500 - - -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 228
Low Grade: 60
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
2/24/2003 NGC PF 63   Ultra Cameo Goldberg February 24-25, 2003 Coin Auction, 17/Lot# 310 $891.00
6/27/2005 NGC PF 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 561 $442.75
5/4/2008 NGC PF 65   Teletrade Auction 2524, 2524/Lot# 1278 $3,248.00
5/30/2010 PCGS PF 62   Bonhams Coins, Medals, and Banknotes, 18301/Lot# 1290 $643.00
6/2/2010 NGC PF 66   Heritage Auctions 2010 June Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1140, 1140/Lot# 512 $3,450.00
8/11/2010 PCGS PF 64   Heritage Auctions 2010 August Boston, MA Signature & Platinum Night ANA Coin Auction #1143, 1143/Lot# 4377 $1,265.00
10/27/2010 NGC PF 65   Heritage Auctions 2010 October Stamford Coinfest Signature US Coin Auction #1145, 1145/Lot# 3486 $2,990.00
2/28/2012 NGC PF 67   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 4009 $6,900.00
12/22/2013 NGC PF 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/22/2013, 106/Lot# 123706 $2,900.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1859 H10C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base84487290393396499610301063109811321170120613331477186523353406411161298727945912023
853882913943975100710411075110911451182124813811606202226923641478469958971103140
0000001041107511091145118212481381160620222692364147846995897100
0000001052108611211157119412911429173621783049387654567861921500
1859 H10C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1072110711421179121712551294133313741417145915021648180319692781374745656324668272849410
1084111911541192123012681307134713881431147315511700185822403103402051516443688379930
0000001307134713881431147315511700185822403103402051516443688300
0000001320136014031445148815991751191425103425429257386563708300
1859 H10C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333524752102411771328156618762533361049296705238694389148257
3333333176600842107512271407166920952892404955211242630543453460
000000317660084210751227140716692095289240495521124263054300
000000335067693311261277148617722314325144896113181473721700
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Grade: PF 64
Points: 2197
Owner: chesspagan
 
Grade: PF 63
Points: 1865
Owner: Halfdime Collector
 
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