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: $0.60 (11/25/2014)
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: 5/6/2014

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1860 H10C PF
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 290 355 400 565 830 1700 2750 6100 - - -
$ - - - - - 325 390 440 625 950 1950 3300 7500 -
1860 H10C PF Cameo
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 110
Low Grade: 60
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
9/23/2007 NGC PF 64   Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 2569 $603.75
4/20/2008 NGC PF 65   Teletrade Auction 2518, 2518/Lot# 1230 $1,456.00
8/11/2010 NGC PF 65   Heritage Auctions 2010 August Boston, MA Signature & Platinum Night ANA Coin Auction #1143, 1143/Lot# 4378 $1,955.00
1/5/2011 NGC PF 65   Heritage Auctions 2011 January Tampa FUN Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(1), 1151/Lot# 3247 $1,610.00
3/31/2011 NGC PF 64   Stack's Bowers The March 2011 Baltimore Auction, 83/Lot# 1264 $805.00
1/9/2013 NGC PF 65   Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(2), 1181/Lot# 3910 $1,410.00
2/27/2014 PCGS PF 66   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2014 February 27 - 28 & March 2 Mid-Winter ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Atlanta Session(1), 1203/Lot# 3255 $3,055.00
7/27/2014 NGC PF 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/27/2014, 201/Lot# 203494 $1,431.78
10/26/2014 PCGS PF 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 827, 836/Lot# 810 $1,281.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1860 H10C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1111111127842360270572580290811382009264339525097731710674
1111111933264826367117508379841428222030794333583784360
0000001933264826367117508379841428222030794333583700
000000118537454267071877687210611718243135154715657700
1860 H10C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1111111130145664475277485496612062113277041235304758711030
111111110135251868075980089110461508233232214516606587340
000000110135251868075980089110461508233232214516606500
000000120140458171676682792811261810255136724910682600
1860 H10C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11111111336502705820844930104813032259294843615590795811518
111111111239156974382887296911331621248834194770637991440
000000111239156974382887296911331621248834194770637900
0000001224446637781836901100812181940271838905180716800
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Grade: PF 64
Points: 1138
Owner: Halfdime Collector
 
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