Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dimes (1837-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 3,360,000
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: $0.58 (12/28/2014)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1861 H10C MS obverse 1861 H10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This was one of the larger mintages in the half dime series, and examples are common across all grades through MS 64. When both the Treasury and banks suspended specie payment as a result of the Civil War, many of these coins were hoarded for their intrinsic value and were thus spared from wear.

The so-called 1861/0 half dime is fairly common and is now thought to be simply the result of a defective date punch. Therefore, NGC no longer recognizes this as a variety.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/18/2014

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1861 H10C MS
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Base $ 15.00 17.50 22.50 25.00 50.00 50.00 95.00 115 120 140 165 185 245 280 500 985 2000 6750 - - -
$ 55.00 100.00 120 130 150 175 205 270 315 625 1100 2600 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 618
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 68


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8/20/1997 PCGS MS 62   Teletrade Auction 0973, 973/Lot# 1265 $141.70
11/12/2005 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions Continuous Internet Auction #65113, 65113/Lot# 23196 $97.75
2/10/2008 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg February 10-13, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 44/Lot# 1981 $977.50
6/26/2008 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2008 June West Palm Beach, FL (Summer FUN) Signature Coin Auction #1110, 1110/Lot# 693 $1,092.50
9/21/2009 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 412, 418/Lot# 7304 $1,006.25
2/15/2010 NGC MS 64   Stack's Bowers The March 2010 Baltimore Auction, 33/Lot# 600 $1,092.50
7/8/2010 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2010 July Orlando, FL (Summer FUN) Signature US Coin Auction #1142, 1142/Lot# 3440 $2,875.00
5/19/2013 PCGS MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/19/2013, 75/Lot# 94440 $728.20
9/7/2014 PCGS XF 45   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/07/2014, 191/Lot# 209026 $270.00


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