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: $0.58 (11/28/2014)
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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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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2/11/2003 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #23023, 23023/Lot# 11250 $155.25
8/18/2008 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 275, 281/Lot# 354 $333.50
2/1/2009 NGC MS 64   Goldberg February 1-4, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 51/Lot# 829 $299.00
12/4/2012 PCGS MS 61   Teletrade Auction 3393, 3393/Lot# 1046 $115.00
4/14/2013 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131317/Lot# 26107 $799.00
5/19/2013 PCGS MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/19/2013, 75/Lot# 109036 $770.00
7/7/2013 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131329/Lot# 20166 $246.75
7/11/2014 NGC   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 5555 $123.38


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