Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dimes (1837-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 600
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 (4/19/2015)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1869 H10C PF obverse 1869 H10C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This is the first proof half dime since 1862 for which the availability of currency pieces is not a factor in determining value. The value and desirability of 1869 proofs are determined by their own merits.

Ultra Cameo examples are all but unknown for this date, as the quality of the U. S. Mint's proofs began a slide which accelerated during the 1870s and did not end fully until the 1890s.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/6/2014

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1869 H10C PF
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 400 480 550 855 1625 2375 5500 14500 - -
$ - - - - - 440 515 700 950 1850 2825 6100 -
1869 H10C PF Cameo
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 600 700 1075 1900 4250 7500 - - -
$ - - - - - - 675 775 1325 2300 6250 10250 -
1869 H10C PF Ultra Cameo
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 18000 - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 214
Low Grade: 61
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
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Sale / Lot
Price
8/6/2001 PCGS PF 65   Heritage Auctions 2001 Atlanta, GA Signature Sale #267, 267/Lot# 5658 $1,092.50
11/15/2009 PCGS PF 64   Teletrade Auction 2771, 2771/Lot# 1376 $632.50
1/5/2011 NGC PF 66   Heritage Auctions 2011 January Tampa FUN Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(1), 1151/Lot# 3258 $1,610.00
2/19/2012 PCGS PF 64   Cameo GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/19/2012, 8/Lot# 20850 $792.00
5/27/2012 PCGS PF 65   Goldberg May 27-31, 2012 The May Pre-Long Beach Auction, 69/Lot# 1099 $1,380.00
12/29/2013 PCGS PF 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 784, 793/Lot# 50 $1,975.00
2/23/2014 PCGS PF 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/23/2014, 182/Lot# 167578 $533.50
3/27/2015 PCGS PF 65   Stack's Bowers March 2015 Baltimore, 6065/Lot# 5323 $1,116.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1869 H10C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base539560581602627648672697723749776802990111012061563221526853984600765638537
5465675886106346566807067327587858651030114213251780237231184658619272210
0000006807067327587858651030114213251780237231184658619200
0000006897147407677939271070117414441998252835515333637800
1869 H10C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base719745770798826854882913945975100810421152127113931776240135454565484753227022
728753779807835863892924955986101910791192131215211984278238854659500558890
000000892924955986101910791192131215211984278238854659500500
000000903934965997103111151231135216482193316442254753516400
1869 H10C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11111111262401575674713888105712392197268540645398775811330
11111118830845960868777194411171558235931444508618489480
00000018830845960868777194411171558235931444508618400
0000001175354517641700829100011781877252236044953697100
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Grade: PF 63
Points: 1206
Owner: Halfdime Collector
 
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