Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dimes (1837-1873)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 230,000
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: $0.60 (5/28/2015)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
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1869 S H10C MS obverse 1869 S H10C MS reverse


  
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There are no NGC varieties for this coin.

Description & Analysis

Enough 1869 S half dimes were coined to make this issue fairly plentiful across all grades through MS 64. Circulated pieces, however, are seldom found free of problems such as harsh cleaning and damage. A typical grading factor is the removal of solder from the obverse, as this denomination became a fashionable item of jewelry during the 1860s-70s.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/6/2014

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1869 S H10C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 17.00 19.00 28.00 35.00 67.00 155 205 220 280 335 500 850 1850 4400 7250 15000 - - -
$ 75.00 165 220 240 310 365 550 1050 2500 5000 10350 - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 80
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
11/17/1997 NGC MS 63   Teletrade Auction 0998, 998/Lot# 1289 $327.00
10/1/2009 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 415, 421/Lot# 5316 $598.00
6/17/2010 NGC MS 65   Stack's Bowers The June 2010 Baltimore Auction, 41/Lot# 1762 $2,127.50
10/27/2010 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2010 October Stamford Coinfest Signature US Coin Auction #1145, 1145/Lot# 9102 $362.25
9/4/2011 PCGS AU 53   Goldberg September 4-6, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 65/Lot# 927 $143.75
11/29/2012 PCGS AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2012 November 29 - December 2 US Coin Signature Auction - Houston Session(4), 1177/Lot# 8238 $164.50
3/17/2013 PCGS AU 53   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/17/2013, 66/Lot# 104629 $159.61
10/12/2014 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131442/Lot# 25718 $294.93


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1869 S H10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base636776115143262288515631663783838882113815582368360144996089643770229094
647089124183271364554642703801853967127818282779390050296205663277130
000000364554642703801853967127818282779390050296205663200
0000004395926527438208671053141820983190420055596321682700
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 6089
Owner: Electric Peak Collection
 
Grade: AU Details
Points: 258
Owner: B.L. Birdy
 
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