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: $0.53 (8/29/2015)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
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1861 H10C PF obverse 1861 H10C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The Philadelphia Mint produced 1,000 silver proof sets in April of 1861, these to have on hand in anticipation of any orders received. Fewer than half this number appear to have been sold and the rest melted. Such a wasteful procedure was not approved by the incoming Mint Director James Pollock, and under his administration future proof coining was done in a series of smaller batches to avoid so many unneeded leftovers.

Cameo proofs became increasingly available as this decade progressed, and such pieces are highly prized today.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/13/2015

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1861 H10C PF
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 375 425 585 875 1875 4250 7750 - - -
$ - - - - - - 490 640 1100 2250 4750 - -
1861 H10C PF Cameo
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 1250 2450 5050 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 1500 3850 - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 93
Low Grade: 61
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67


Upcoming Auctions

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9/20/2015 PF 66  Cameo Heritage Auctions 2015 September 17 - 20 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(1), 1224/Lot# 3381


Auction Prices Realized

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2/12/2001 PCGS PF 63   Teletrade Auction 1406, 1406/Lot# 1138 $370.60
2/27/2003 NGC PF 66   Heritage Auctions 2003 February Long Beach Signature Sale #314, 314/Lot# 6196 $1,667.50
2/4/2009 PCGS PF 64   Heritage Auctions 2009 February Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1122, 1122/Lot# 7955 $690.00
8/11/2011 PCGS PF 61   Heritage Auctions 2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction Session(6), 1158/Lot# 9579 $345.00
2/2/2012 NGC PF 66   Heritage Auctions 2012 February 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(1), 1167/Lot# 3299 $4,887.50
2/28/2012 NGC PF 63   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 1963 $460.00
7/27/2014 NGC PF 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/27/2014, 201/Lot# 203495 $1,249.99


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1861 H10C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base553575595618642665688713739766793820949102812521583238535454630491553957111
560582603626650673696722748775802863975110313621850277239074725507559670
000000696722748775802863975110313621850277239074725507500
0000007057307577848119061002117714732118315842684820523500
1861 H10C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base94397510071041107511101145118112181257129613371470161217651928272738344082434147806354
95498610181052108711221157119312311270131013811517166318192194309639174168448753050
0000001157119312311270131013811517166318192194309639174168448700
0000001169120612441283132314261565171418742461346539994255463400
1861 H10C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1031106411001135117112091247128513251366140814501592174319052078292040824341461250716713
1042107611121147118412221260129813391380142214971642179719632359330741684431476556180
0000001260129813391380142214971642179719632359330741684431476500
0000001272131213521394143615451693185120202639369542554522491800
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