Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dimes (1837-1873)
Mint: San Francisco
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: $0.52 (8/4/2015)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1872 S BELOW BOW H10C MS obverse 1872 S BELOW BOW H10C MS reverse


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Description & Analysis

There doesn't appear to be much difference in rarity between this variety and that having its mintmark above the bow. Both are among the most plentiful of San Francisco Mint half dimes across all grades.

At least two misplaced date varieties are known having portions of a numeral within the lower part of Liberty's gown, but only the one recognized by NGC under its VarietyPlus Service has attracted much collector interest.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/6/2014

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1872 S BELOW BOW H10C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 15.00 17.50 22.50 25.00 48.00 90.00 115 125 135 180 240 270 485 900 1400 3750 - - -
$ 50.00 95.00 125 135 145 190 255 310 525 1000 2070 6250 -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 152
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
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Grade
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Price
7/30/1994 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 1994 ANA Sale #122, 122/Lot# 6426 $522.50
3/14/2005 NGC MS 64   Teletrade Auction 2013, 2013/Lot# 1252 $440.00
1/31/2010 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg January 31 - February 3, 2010 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 57/Lot# 946 $345.00
2/28/2012 PCGS MS 67   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 1975 $2,990.00
10/17/2012 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 1302 $1,092.50
6/9/2013 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131325/Lot# 23093 $128.08
8/18/2013 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131335/Lot# 22083 $170.38
10/19/2014 NGC XF 45   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 826, 835/Lot# 71 $55.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1872 S BELOW BOW H10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base332323741981552092552853273543664235228471531196928075976984116285
123233386011717322426529933635838545663010751677224838637264119890
0000001732242652993363583854566301075167722483863726400
0000001912392753133453624044897381303182325274919855200
1872 S BELOW BOW H10C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base596376981112012203514374775155756207458201138163923683447367540645466
6067831021412072643804504905355906627709261305188227283523380545310
0000002643804504905355906627709261305188227283523380500
00000030740846450255560570379510321472212530873599393400
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 1138
Owner: ddr70
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 515
Owner: Halfdime Collector
 
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