Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dimes (1837-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 18,000
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: $0.52 (9/5/2015)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
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1863 H10C MS obverse 1863 H10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

1863 was a year in which Americans mostly had to do without coins. Gold and silver were hoarded or exported, and even the lowly cent was squirreled away as a precious commodity. The 18,000 currency strikes of the half dime produced by the Philadelphia Mint were thus intended primarily to pay off odd amounts on silver deposits at the mint and to keep the proofs from becoming objects of speculative trading. Few circulated at the time and, while this date is scarce overall, a disproportionate number of the survivors are Mint State.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/3/2015

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1863 H10C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 165 245 315 390 515 610 640 665 690 765 825 975 1225 1875 2600 5200 14500 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 114
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
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11/19/1997 NGC MS 63   Teletrade Auction 0999, 999/Lot# 1283 $517.75
1/30/2011 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg January 30 - February 3, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 62/Lot# 1282 $776.25
2/28/2012 PCGS AU 55   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 1966 $690.00
1/9/2013 PCGS MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(2), 1181/Lot# 3904 $5,581.25
1/9/2013 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(7), 1181/Lot# 9396 $716.75
9/25/2013 NGC Details XF Details  Heritage Auctions 2013 September 25 - 29 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(7), 1189/Lot# 7599 $282.00
3/23/2014 PCGS MS 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 796, 805/Lot# 1038 $1,615.00
5/4/2014 PCGS MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/04/2014, 169/Lot# 189508 $1,379.40


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1863 H10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base51953971584797411591206128413211351138114331466153116831907238527543817600765638537
526598759889103611751232129613311361139814441488158217582066250831084547619272210
0000001232129613311361139814441488158217582066250831084547619200
0000001258130913411371141614551509163218322226263134635277637800
1863 H10C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111111633101010571088113211621185124313971617211325852954364445785858
11111211758102510671102114211691204129414701782227027083184395550040
000000758102510671102114211691204129414701782227027083184395500
000000884104110771117115211771223134515431947242728313414426600
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 1907
Owner: Tom Fornicola
 
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