Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dimes (1837-1873)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 324,000
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: $0.57 (10/10/2015)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1873 S H10C MS obverse 1873 S H10C MS reverse

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There are no NGC varieties for this coin.

Description & Analysis

Coinage of this issue was limited to the opening months of the year, after which time this denomination became obsolete. The result was a smaller mintage than in 1872, and it's not certain that all of these coins were actually issued.

Though more available in Mint State than its Philadelphia Mint cousin, this is still a fairly scarce issue in gem condition.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/3/2015

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1873 S H10C MS
Base $ 16.00 18.50 23.50 28.00 50.00 100.00 120 135 150 190 255 285 500 900 2300 7500 - - -
$ 55.00 - 130 145 160 - - 320 540 1000 2750 - -

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Total Graded: 257
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67

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Auction Prices Realized

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10/22/1993 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions Baltimore Bullet #109, 109/Lot# 159 $858.00
1/5/1994 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions 1994 F.U.N. Bullet Sale #115, 115/Lot# 159 $990.00
12/6/2000 PCGS AU 55   Teletrade Auction 1384, 1384/Lot# 1130 $76.30
9/23/2007 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 1267 $456.00
3/31/2013 PCGS MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 745, 754/Lot# 382 $375.00
6/15/2014 NGC MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/15/2014, 196/Lot# 201245 $270.70
6/23/2014 NGC MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2014 June 23 The Eugene H. Gardner Collection of US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1213/Lot# 30213 $5,875.00
3/31/2015 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers March 2015 Baltimore, 6065/Lot# 32757 $352.50

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