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 (5/23/2015)
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 95.00 120 125 140 180 245 290 485 875 1450 4400 12500 - -
$ 50.00 100.00 125 130 150 195 260 320 525 975 2100 5750 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 471
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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9/23/1996 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 0878, 878/Lot# 1267 $87.20
6/27/2005 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 555 $310.50
9/4/2011 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg September 4-6, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 65/Lot# 928 $368.00
8/2/2012 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2012 August 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Philadelphia Session(5), 1173/Lot# 7752 $705.00
9/22/2013 PCGS AU 50   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/22/2013, 93/Lot# 135821 $73.70
11/15/2013 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2013 November 15 - 16 Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection, Part II Signature Auction - New York Session(4), 1190/Lot# 34210 $223.25
7/11/2014 NGC   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 5555 $123.38


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