Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dimes (1837-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,492,000
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: $0.57 (10/13/2015)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
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1862 H10C MS obverse 1862 H10C MS reverse

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Description & Analysis

This date saw little circulation at the time of issue, as the suspension of specie payment by banks and the Treasury led to the hoarding of all gold and silver coins in most of the nation. The survival rate of 1862 half dimes in Mint State is thus disproportionately high, and examples remain fairly in grades as high as MS 65. Most, however, suffer from the characteristic striking weakness at the lower shield and upper left of the wreath. The coin illustrated is typical in this regard.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/3/2015

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1862 H10C MS
Base $ 16.00 18.50 30.00 40.00 62.00 100.00 125 135 150 195 250 315 525 900 1600 3200 12500 - -
$ 70.00 - - 145 165 - - 340 650 1000 2300 4900 -

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Total Graded: 679
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 68

Upcoming Auctions

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10/28/2015 MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2015 October 28 Gardner Collection IV US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1229/Lot# 98170

Auction Prices Realized

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9/21/2009 NGC MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 412, 418/Lot# 7305 $667.00
8/1/2010 NGC MS 65   Teletrade Auction 2898, 2898/Lot# 1392 $575.00
9/19/2010 NGC MS 67   Goldberg $2,013.00
10/18/2012 PCGS MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(2), 1175/Lot# 3855 $2,820.00
2/3/2013 NGC Details AU Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/03/2013, 60/Lot# 98602 $51.00
3/28/2014 PCGS MS 66   Stack's Bowers March 2014 Baltimore Auction, 6008/Lot# 5209 $998.75
6/4/2014 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2014 June 4 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(1), 1206/Lot# 3543 $1,527.50
7/18/2014 NGC MS 63   Stack's Bowers IAuction 3491, 6042/Lot# 21085 $229.13

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1862 H10C MS
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 3406
Owner: Electric Peak Collection
Grade: MS 66
Points: 2197
Owner: Electric Peak Collection
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