Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dimes (1837-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 460
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 (5/25/2015)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1863 H10C PF obverse 1863 H10C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Starting this year a concerted effort was made to coin no more proofs than the Mint could sell, and the 460 sets produced for 1863 turned out to be a good estimate of actual sales.

The low mintage of currency pieces in 1863 has placed extra demand on the far more available proofs, though this has not really translated into higher prices. There are simply not many collectors of high grade half dimes by date. Both the proofs and the currency strikes that followed them from the same die pair display a repunched date.

Proof restrikes were coined during the 1870s, probably as a consequence of collectors discovering how rare the currency strikes of this date were then and remain today. The restrikes are identifiable by a broken top to letter D in UNITED, a flaw in the master hub that did not appear until 1871.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/6/2014

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1863 H10C PF
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 380 500 610 875 1700 2625 6600 - - -
$ - - - - - 410 550 790 1100 2000 3450 7750 -
1863 H10C PF Cameo
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 575 700 1100 2200 3500 - - - -
$ - - - - - - 625 850 1300 - - 15000 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 175
Low Grade: 61
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
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Grade
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2/11/2007 PCGS PF 65   Goldberg February 11-14, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 39/Lot# 1278 $1,265.00
8/27/2008 PCGS PF 62   Teletrade Auction 2577, 2577/Lot# 1173 $448.00
3/17/2011 NGC PF 65   Heritage Auctions 2011 March Sacramento Signature ANA US Coin Auction Session(1), 1153/Lot# 3326 $2,415.00
6/14/2011 NGC PF 64   Stack's Bowers The June 2011 Baltimore Auction, 92/Lot# 2257 $690.00
12/8/2011 PCGS PF 64   Heritage Auctions 2011 December 8-11 US Coins Signature Auction- New York Session(1), 1162/Lot# 3354 $747.50
1/12/2014 PCGS PF 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/12/2014, 180/Lot# 163460 $572.00
6/4/2014 PCGS PF 66   Heritage Auctions 2014 June 4 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(1), 1206/Lot# 3544 $2,115.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1863 H10C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base586609631655678703727754781807837865958113812841583226828214319458950466682
5946166396636867117367637908178468961018118713841811245233204409474155910
0000007367637908178468961018118713841811245233204409474100
0000007457727988278569271078123514832040263738204499489400
1863 H10C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base69772374977680282985888891894998210131123123913931799258532383457368640755480
70673275878581183986889892896099210501162129015282061280333113533381645430
00000086889892896099210501162129015282061280333113533381600
000000878908939971100310861200134216642323302033843610394500
1863 H10C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base76879482285188191094197210051037107211071222134615101941277034573686392643345802
77780383286189192095198310161049108411451263140116542217299935333766406248230
00000095198310161049108411451263140116542217299935333766406200
00000096299410261060109511841305145517972494322836103846419800
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Grade: PF 66
Points: 2401
Owner: FHG Type Set
 
Grade: PF 64 CAMEO
Points: 1177
Owner: wjanke50
 
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