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 (10/6/2015)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
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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: 9/3/2015

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1872 H10C MS
Base $ 15.00 17.50 22.50 25.00 47.00 95.00 110 125 140 185 245 270 515 950 1600 - - - -
$ 53.00 - 120 130 155 - - 310 575 1075 2500 - -

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Total Graded: 418
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 67

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Auction Prices Realized

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Sale / Lot
7/28/2002 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2002 July New York Bullet Sale #295, 295/Lot# 541 $276.00
1/6/2010 NGC MS 64   Teletrade Auction 2794, 2794/Lot# 1179 $368.00
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
8/2/2012 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2012 August 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Philadelphia Session(5), 1173/Lot# 7755 $317.25
12/2/2012 NGC MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/02/2012, 51/Lot# 87303 $133.10
4/28/2014 PCGS MS 61   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3479, 6028/Lot# 20176 $129.25
2/8/2015 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131507/Lot# 25129 $84.00

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1872 H10C MS
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 2197
Owner: Electric Peak Collection
Grade: MS 66
Points: 2197
Owner: Electric Peak Collection
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