Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dimes (1837-1873)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 120,000
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: $0.55 (10/4/2015)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1865 S H10C MS obverse 1865 S H10C MS reverse

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There are no NGC varieties for this coin.

Description & Analysis

Like most San Francisco Mint half dimes of the 1860s, this date was frequently mutilated in the course of being used for jewelry purposes. Problem-free circulated examples are very rare, as are Mint State pieces.

There is some disagreement within published sources as to exactly how many repunched date varieties exist for 1865 S, but only one is distinctive enough to warrant collector interest. Given the scarcity of 1865 S half dimes in general, it's very unlikely that any variety will warrant a premium over the base value.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/3/2015

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1865 S H10C MS
Base $ 29.00 40.00 55.00 105 340 510 550 660 785 1400 1750 2850 4500 6250 9750 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 3450 5350 7000 - - -

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Total Graded: 55
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 66

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Auction Prices Realized

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6/25/1997 NGC MS 61   Teletrade Auction 0957, 957/Lot# 1259 $599.50
1/3/2007 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2007 January Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Coin Auction #422, 422/Lot# 2501 $2,300.00
2/2/2009 PCGS AU 55   Teletrade Auction 2648, 2648/Lot# 1149 $575.00
4/27/2011 PCGS Genuine Genuine   Heritage Auctions 2011 April Rosemont CSNS Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(6), 1154/Lot# 10058 $1,221.30
8/11/2011 PCGS XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction Session(6), 1158/Lot# 9570 $299.00
8/18/2013 PCGS AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 765, 774/Lot# 21 $575.00
10/27/2014 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2014 October 27 The Eugene H. Gardner Collection II US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1214/Lot# 98205 $6,462.50

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