Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dimes (1837-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 960
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: $0.59 (4/18/2015)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1871 H10C PF obverse 1871 H10C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Some 960 proof half dimes were coined in 1871 for inclusion in the silver proof sets of that year. Walter Breen speculated that an unknown number of these were melted in 1873 after the denomination became obsolete, but this seems unlikely.

Proofs of the early 1870s typically have clumsily polished fields that reveal curvature that in previous decades would have been completely flat surfaces. The example illustrated is exceptional in that it is fully struck throughout and free of the tiny rust pits often seen on this date.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/6/2014

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1871 H10C PF
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 330 400 550 840 1750 2600 5250 - - -
$ - - - - - 360 440 615 950 1925 2900 6600 -
1871 H10C PF Cameo
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 625 1025 1950 4200 8800 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 700 1325 2375 6150 - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 197
Low Grade: 55
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67


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4/26/2015 PF 66  Cameo Heritage Auctions 2015 April 22 - 26 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(2), 1219/Lot# 3783
4/26/2015 PF 65  Cameo Heritage Auctions 2015 April 22 - 26 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(2), 1219/Lot# 3782
4/26/2015 PF 65  Ultra Cameo Heritage Auctions 2015 April 22 - 26 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(2), 1219/Lot# 3785


Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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12/4/2000 NGC PF 62   Teletrade Auction 1383, 1383/Lot# 1226 $261.60
10/30/2001 NGC PF 63   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #21111, 21111/Lot# 1142 $310.00
9/23/2007 PCGS PF 67   Cameo Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 2573 $9,200.00
7/4/2011 NGC PF 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 598, 605/Lot# 4403 $1,840.00
7/26/2012 NGC PF 67   Cameo Stack's Bowers The August 2012 Philadelphia ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 140/Lot# 5331 $3,622.50
4/24/2013 PCGS PF 65   Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(2), 1184/Lot# 1704 $1,117.43
7/27/2014 NGC PF 65   Cameo GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/27/2014, 201/Lot# 203502 $1,210.00
7/11/2014 NGC PF 64   Cameo Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 5554 $675.63


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1871 H10C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base51253255157259561564066368671373976487499012061547230228073902415345786104
519538558580602623648671695722747801913106213201799247031723986429550870
000000648671695722747801913106213201799247031723986429500
000000655678704730756837951113414332050263935374069443600
1871 H10C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base6596847097357607878158448729019339641069118113031730243335254888518456847465
6676927187437697968258538829129439991106122214451964279739794987535162780
0000008258538829129439991106122214451964279739794987535100
00000083486389192295410341144126215882199316144345085551700
1871 H10C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base727752779807835863894925954986101910531164128514151868261037585184549360157869
735761788816844873904935965997103010901204132815662115299342335287566766330
000000904935965997103010901204132815662115299342335287566700
0000009159449751008104211271245137217172363337547095390584100
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Grade: PF 67 ULTRA CAMEO
Points: 4681
Owner: T. J. Newman Collection
 
Grade: PF 64 CA
Points: 1730
Owner: Electric Peak Collection
 
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