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: $0.60 (2/26/2015)
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: 464
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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11/13/1996 NGC MS 64   Teletrade Auction 0893, 893/Lot# 1266 $218.00
12/15/1997 NGC MS 65   Teletrade Auction 1006, 1006/Lot# 1240 $545.00
6/27/2005 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 555 $310.50
2/1/2009 NGC MS 64   Goldberg February 1-4, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 51/Lot# 829 $299.00
7/17/2011 NGC AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/17/2011, 127/Lot# 12885 $110.00
5/12/2014 PCGS MS 63   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3481, 6030/Lot# 20187 $176.25
1/4/2015 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131502/Lot# 23226 $329.00


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