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: $0.62 (5/24/2015)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
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1862 H10C MS obverse 1862 H10C MS reverse

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There are no NGC varieties for this coin.

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: 5/6/2014

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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 3900 16000 - -
$ 70.00 105 135 145 165 215 275 340 650 1000 2150 5875 -

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Total Graded: 667
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 68

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Auction Prices Realized

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Sale / Lot
6/27/2005 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 552 $196.65
12/24/2006 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Coin Auction #66125, 66125/Lot# 23223 $1,063.75
12/14/2008 PCGS MS 63   Teletrade Auction 2626, 2626/Lot# 1370 $287.50
9/19/2010 NGC MS 67   Goldberg $2,013.00
8/2/2012 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2012 August 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Philadelphia Session(1), 1173/Lot# 3149 $763.75
6/22/2014 PCGS MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/22/2014, 200/Lot# 200642 $314.06
7/18/2014 NGC MS 63   Stack's Bowers IAuction 3491, 6042/Lot# 21085 $229.13
1/7/2015 PCGS MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(1), 1216/Lot# 3757 $2,115.00

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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