Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dimes (1837-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,873,000
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: $0.62 (10/25/2014)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1871 H10C MS obverse 1871 H10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The mintage of half dimes at the Philadelphia Mint in 1871 was quite high, and this date is plentiful in all grades through MS 64. Nice examples may be found without much difficulty, though collectors are advised to seek fully struck pieces. The coin illustrated suffers from characteristic weakness at the lower shield and upper left wreath.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/6/2014

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1871 H10C MS
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Base $ 15.00 17.50 22.50 24.00 45.00 45.00 95.00 120 125 140 160 180 245 290 485 875 1450 4400 12500 - -
$ 50.00 100.00 125 130 150 170 195 260 320 525 975 2100 5750 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 459
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 68


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11/2/2014 AU 50   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 828, 837/Lot# 10090


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1/25/2004 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg January 25-28, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 23/Lot# 1865 $207.00
5/10/2011 NGC Details UNC Details  Teletrade Auction 3063, 3063/Lot# 1058 $110.00
10/2/2011 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131141/Lot# 24118 $94.00
1/1/2013 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The January 2013 Americana Sale, 180/Lot# 14282 $112.80
6/5/2013 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2013 June 5 - 9 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(1), 1186/Lot# 3171 $1,997.50
10/20/2013 NGC MS 66   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/20/2013, 97/Lot# 144065 $751.30
5/18/2014 PCGS AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 804, 813/Lot# 10068 $215.00


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