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: $0.58 (12/19/2014)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
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1866 S H10C MS obverse 1866 S H10C MS reverse

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Description & Analysis

Worn examples of this issue are not rare, though precious few of them are suitable for numeric certified grading. The majority of worn pieces have suffered various forms of abuse, not the least of which was being fashioned into jewelry trinkets of one sort or another.

Mint State survivors are very rare. Walter Breen reported seeing just eight in a hoard of half dimes he examined in 1968, though a few may have been obtained from other sources.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/6/2014

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1866 S H10C MS
Base $ 26.00 38.00 48.00 80.00 215 215 385 410 440 490 550 610 690 940 1450 4400 7650 11500 - - -
$ 250 400 435 475 525 590 675 750 1050 1875 5750 8500 - -
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Total Graded: 73
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 67

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3/4/1994 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 1994 New Orleans Bullet Sale #116, 116/Lot# 216 $605.00
4/4/2001 PCGS AU 55   Teletrade Auction 1423, 1423/Lot# 1327 $239.80
9/21/2009 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 412, 418/Lot# 7309 $460.00
12/2/2010 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2010 December Houston Signature US Coin Auction Session(4), 1147/Lot# 7641 $460.00
9/4/2011 NGC AU 55   Goldberg September 4-6, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 65/Lot# 924 $311.00
2/28/2012 NGC MS 62   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 1971 $575.00
6/9/2013 PCGS AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/09/2013, 78/Lot# 113090 $354.20
10/10/2014 PCGS   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 14690 $111.63

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