Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dimes (1837-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 2,947,000
Catalog: KM-91
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 1.2400g
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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1872 H10C MS obverse 1872 H10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This high mintage date is readily available across all grades through MS 64. There exists the possibility that some portion of the mintage may have been melted as obsolete after 1873, but this has not affected its overall availability.

A spectacular doubled-die obverse variety is found for the 1872(P) half dime. This affects the obverse legend and the lines of Liberty's shield. It is scarce and desirable, though not truly rare.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/6/2014

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1872 H10C MS
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Base $ 15.00 17.50 22.50 25.00 47.00 47.00 95.00 110 125 140 165 185 245 270 515 950 1600 - - - -
$ 53.00 100.00 120 130 155 175 195 260 310 575 1075 2500 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 406
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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12/12/2001 PCGS AU 58   Teletrade Auction 1517, 1517/Lot# 1242 $92.65
6/2/2003 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2003 May Long Beach Bullet Sale #325, 325/Lot# 371 $270.25
1/30/2011 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg January 30 - February 3, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 62/Lot# 1284 $333.50
11/3/2011 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 633, 640/Lot# 5111 $448.50
5/27/2012 PCGS MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/27/2012, 24/Lot# 48722 $192.50
2/7/2013 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2013 February 7 -8 & 10 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(1), 1182/Lot# 3303 $2,585.00
7/11/2013 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2013 July 11 - 14 US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(4), 1187/Lot# 4787 $3,055.00
2/16/2014 NGC MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/16/2014, 174/Lot# 171009 $638.55
6/3/2014 PCGS MS 63   Stack's Bowers June 2014 Baltimore, 6021/Lot# 3760 $258.50
12/5/2014 PCGS MS 63   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3511, 6080/Lot# 20128 $217.38


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