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: $0.58 (12/28/2014)
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
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 270 330 400 550 840 1750 2600 5250 - - -
$ - - - - - 300 360 440 615 950 1925 2900 6600 -
1871 H10C PF Cameo
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 625 1025 1950 4200 8800 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 700 1325 2375 6150 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 194
Low Grade: 55
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67


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1/12/2015 PF 66   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(1), 1216/Lot# 3774


Auction Prices Realized

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11/3/2005 NGC PF 67   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2005 November Dallas, TX Signature Auction #388, 388/Lot# 852 $3,737.50
4/26/2006 NGC PF 66   Heritage Auctions 2006 April (CSNS) Signature Auction #404, 404/Lot# 1917 $1,725.00
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
8/11/2010 NGC PF 67   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2010 August Boston, MA Signature & Platinum Night ANA Coin Auction #1143, 1143/Lot# 4382 $5,175.00
8/15/2011 NGC PF 64   Cameo Stack's Bowers The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 115/Lot# 8283 $1,380.00
5/28/2012 NGC PF 61   Teletrade Auction 3284, 3284/Lot# 1378 $280.00
2/22/2013 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 1274 $2,173.75
3/16/2014 PCGS PF 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 795, 804/Lot# 76 $1,400.00
4/13/2014 NGC PF 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/13/2014, 181/Lot# 168440 $550.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1871 H10C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1111111121633648757559774590010811953240136754935717010581
1111111722563865165826467969601371210228254095568083070
0000001722563865165826467969601371210228254095568000
000000114429643654558969584810201662225132504515642500
1871 H10C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1111111123436352261564079495811462055251938385137743610934
11111117827741655362369184810201449220929584271590386020
00000017827741655362369184810201449220929584271590300
000000115632046958463174290310831752236433984704666900
1871 H10C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11111111262401575674701865103712392197268540645417780211420
11111118830845960868375592211041558235931444515621290080
00000018830845960868375592211041558235931444515621200
000000117535451764169281097911711877252236044966700700
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Grade: PF 67 ULTRA CAMEO
Points: 4681
Owner: T. J. Newman Collection
 
Grade: PF 64 CA
Points: 1146
Owner: Electric Peak Collection
 
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