Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dimes (1837-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 600
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: $0.53 (8/31/2015)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1873 H10C PF obverse 1873 H10C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This final date of the half dime series was coined only with the Closed 3 used early in the year. This denomination was abolished by law after April 1, but it's likely that the Mint continued to sell proofs for a few months until the remaining pieces were melted July 10.

The 1873 proof half dime is not especially scarce, but examples grading higher than PF 65 are elusive, as are those having Ultra Cameo contrast.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/13/2015

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1873 H10C PF
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
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$ - - - - - - 440 625 925 1800 2900 - -
1873 H10C PF Cameo
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1873 H10C PF Ultra Cameo
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 236
Low Grade: 60
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
3/19/1997 PCGS PF 61   Teletrade Auction 0929, 929/Lot# 1229 $272.50
4/3/2006 NGC PF 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 81: The Leesburg Sale, 86/Lot# 383 $471.50
9/4/2011 PCGS PF 64   Goldberg September 4-6, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 65/Lot# 932 $776.25
2/7/2013 PCGS PF 66   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2013 February 7 -8 & 10 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(1), 1182/Lot# 3310 $2,115.00
2/7/2013 PCGS PF 63   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2013 February 7 -8 & 10 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(5), 1182/Lot# 7635 $646.25
7/27/2013 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 1712 $1,898.80
8/31/2014 PCGS PF 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/31/2014, 189/Lot# 216552 $357.00
6/4/2015 PCGS PF 66   Heritage Auctions 2015 June 4 - 7 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(1), 1221/Lot# 3451 $1,468.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1873 H10C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base51253255157259561564066368671373976487499012061537221526993984574762868200
519538558580602623648671695722747801913106213161763237631274572592769240
000000648671695722747801913106213161763237631274572592700
000000655678704730756837951113414271989253835565159610600
1873 H10C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base715739766793820849879908940971100210361146126513931707240131945104541059257760
723748775802830859889919950981101310731186130814981938266538315206558265370
000000889919950981101310731186130814981938266538315206558200
000000898929961992102511091225135016022170293044675308575300
1873 H10C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1869192119752030208621432201226123212383244625102721294631843436370339845922626368378869
1886193919932049210521622221228123422404246725802796302532683525379746306036645475140
0000002221228123422404246725802796302532683525379746306036645400
0000002241230123622425248926512871310533523614389052766149664600
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Grade: PF 65 CA
Points: 2401
Owner: Terry's Collections
 
Grade: PF 64 CAMEO
Points: 1707
Owner: FredFred
 
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