Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dimes (1837-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 48,000
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: $0.60 (2/27/2015)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
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1864 H10C MS obverse 1864 H10C MS reverse

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Description & Analysis

With the coinage of silver at the Philadelphia Mint at a historic low during 1864 there existed little need for half dimes to pay off depositors in amounts ending in an odd amount. The few thousand half dimes of this date saw little circulation at the time, though both proof and currency pieces seem to have paid their dues in later years.

This was believed by numismatists to have been a proof-only date as late as the 1960s, and early coin folders and albums show it as such. The few Mint State pieces known today are from a small hoard that surfaced in the late 1960s or early '70s. Problem-free, worn examples are exceedingly rare.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/18/2014

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1864 H10C MS
Base $ 415 465 550 750 900 900 1025 1100 1250 1300 1450 1525 1600 1675 2050 2650 4400 9200 - - -
$ 950 1050 1150 1300 1400 1500 1575 1650 1800 2400 3300 5750 10250 -

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Total Graded: 46
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67

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Auction Prices Realized

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2/24/2003 NGC MS 64   Goldberg February 24-25, 2003 Coin Auction, 17/Lot# 314 $1,495.00
2/14/2008 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2008 February Long Beach, CA Signature Coin Auction #460, 460/Lot# 52 $1,610.00
3/30/2011 NGC MS 64   Prooflike Teletrade Auction 3040, 3040/Lot# 1442 $1,380.00
2/28/2012 NGC MS 66   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 1967 $2,760.00
1/9/2013 PCGS VF 35   Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(7), 1181/Lot# 9398 $763.75
1/9/2013 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(2), 1181/Lot# 3905 $1,292.50
2/7/2013 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2013 February 7 -8 & 10 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(1), 1182/Lot# 3301 $1,880.00
12/5/2013 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2013 December 5 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Houston Session(4), 1192/Lot# 4510 $1,028.13
8/5/2014 NGC Details VF Details  Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1208/Lot# 7400 $558.13

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1864 H10C MS
1864 H10C MS Prooflike
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 4290
Owner: Electric Peak Collection
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