Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dimes (1837-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,000
Catalog: KM-91
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 1.24 Grams
ASW: 0.0359oz
Melt Value: $0.52 (8/3/2015)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1860 H10C PF obverse 1860 H10C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

For 1860 and subsequent years the half dime was revised to include a much bolder wreath on the reverse. To accommodate this change the legend UNITED STATES OF AMERICA was relocated to the coin's obverse. While the Liberty figure used was that created by R. B. Hughes in 1840, this type is generally credited to James B. Longacre who was then the Mint's Engraver.

Though the coin hobby was enjoying a boom in 1860 it's still difficult to imagine the Mint selling all 1,000 of the proofs coined that year. It's likely that some portion of this mintage was either melted or released to circulation as regular coinage. Walter Breen was able to confirm sales of 535 complete silver proof sets, and added to that may be a small number of half dimes sold singly.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/13/2015

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1860 H10C PF
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 355 400 565 830 1700 2750 6100 - - -
$ - - - - - - 440 625 950 1900 3300 7500 -
1860 H10C PF Cameo
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 1050 2050 4150 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 1500 3200 6150 - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 113
Low Grade: 60
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
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Grade
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Sale / Lot
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7/30/1994 NGC PF 65   Heritage Auctions 1994 ANA Sale #122, 122/Lot# 6431 $1,320.00
2/27/2003 PCGS PF 66   Heritage Auctions 2003 February Long Beach Signature Sale #314, 314/Lot# 6195 $2,760.00
5/4/2005 PCGS PF 65   Heritage Auctions 2005 St. Louis, MO (CSNS) Signature Auction #372, 372/Lot# 6349 $1,495.00
8/5/2007 NGC PF 64   Teletrade Auction 2403, 2403/Lot# 1406 $644.00
5/27/2008 NGC PF 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 250, 256/Lot# 257 $782.00
3/31/2011 NGC PF 64   Stack's Bowers The March 2011 Baltimore Auction, 83/Lot# 1264 $805.00
5/29/2011 NGC PF 66   Cameo Goldberg May 29 - June 1, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction of US, World Coins and Currency, 63/Lot# 717 $288.00
7/27/2014 NGC PF 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/27/2014, 201/Lot# 203494 $1,431.78


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1860 H10C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base53956058160262764867269772374977680291699012261537226828854172443548816479
546567588610634656680706732758785840941106913301781247433144260458454140
000000680706732758785840941106913301781247433144260458400
000000689714740767793878965114714332024267937434347473200
1860 H10C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base8428709009319629941027106010951131116712041327146016021753249535063738398043925874
85188091094197310051038107211071143117912451371150716522000283235833819411748860
0000001038107211071143117912451371150716522000283235833819411700
0000001049108311191155119212861416155517032248316936613899425500
1860 H10C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base9239539851018105110851121115611931231127013091441158017311893267637383980423546666213
9339649961029106210971133116812061244128313531487163017852154303038194065437951820
0000001133116812061244128313531487163017852154303038194065437900
0000001144118112181257129613971534168118392415338438994150452200
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Grade: PF 64
Points: 1537
Owner: Halfdime Collector
 
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