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: $0.59 (3/3/2015)
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 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: 5/6/2014

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1865 S H10C MS
Base $ 29.00 40.00 55.00 105 340 340 510 550 660 785 1075 1400 1750 2850 4500 6250 9750 - - - -
$ 380 535 575 690 900 1175 1475 2000 3450 5350 7000 - - -

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Total Graded: 52
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 66

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Auction Prices Realized

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5/26/1997 PCGS AU 53   Teletrade Auction 0948, 948/Lot# 1255 $272.50
9/21/2005 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2005 September Long Beach Signature Auction #384, 384/Lot# 2209 $977.50
8/8/2007 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2007 Milwaukee, WI (ANA) Signature Coin Auction #444, 444/Lot# 491 $2,875.00
8/18/2013 PCGS AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 765, 774/Lot# 21 $575.00
6/4/2014 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2014 June 4 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(1), 1206/Lot# 3540 $7,050.00
10/8/2014 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2014 October 8 - 13 PNG New York Invitational US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(5), 1210/Lot# 7567 $381.88
1/29/2015 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 29 - February 1 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1217/Lot# 7276 $881.25

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