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: $0.53 (9/4/2015)
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: 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: 676
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 68

Upcoming Auctions

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Sale / Lot
9/20/2015 MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2015 September 17 - 20 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(5), 1224/Lot# 7235

Auction Prices Realized

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Sale / Lot
4/15/2001 PCGS MS 63   Teletrade Auction 1426, 1426/Lot# 1078 $174.40
6/27/2005 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 552 $196.65
2/10/2008 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg February 10-13, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 44/Lot# 1982 $489.00
4/28/2013 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131319/Lot# 20928 $123.38
12/5/2013 NGC MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2013 December 5 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Houston Session(4), 1192/Lot# 4509 $1,821.25
6/9/2014 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3485, 6034/Lot# 20188 $661.53
6/22/2014 PCGS MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/22/2014, 200/Lot# 200642 $314.06
4/19/2015 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131517/Lot# 27184 $352.50

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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