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: $0.53 (7/31/2015)
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
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 415 465 550 750 900 1025 1100 1250 1300 1525 1600 1675 2050 2650 4400 9200 - - -
$ 950 1050 1150 1300 1400 1575 1650 1800 2400 3300 5750 10250 -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 48
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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8/7/2000 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions Philadelphia 2000 #232, 232/Lot# 6902 $931.50
2/24/2003 NGC MS 64   Goldberg February 24-25, 2003 Coin Auction, 17/Lot# 314 $1,495.00
2/3/2011 NGC MS 64   Prooflike Heritage Auctions 2011 February Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(1), 1152/Lot# 3361 $1,092.50
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
2/22/2013 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 1270 $881.25
10/7/2013 PCGS MS 66   Teletrade Auction 3451, 3451/Lot# 1241 $3,642.50
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
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base980101310881206145016091658173017991928196920872143219722502495283436014981528157877592
991103811271287150316251682175318421942200821062161221523322608309040615081545063890
0000001682175318421942200821062161221523322608309040615081545000
0000001706177618851955204821242179223224132721334545215181561800
1864 H10C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base7898178468749039359661472150815311566158916001628169718952345288544726523897111439
7988278558849149451135148415161543157415931609165117632045252534145156733997940
0000001135148415161543157415931609165117632045252534145156733900
0000001303149615231554158115961619167418292195270539435839815500
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 4981
Owner: Electric Peak Collection
 
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