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: $0.58 (10/7/2015)
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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2/2/2000 NGC MS 65   Teletrade Auction 1266, 1266/Lot# 1353 $708.50
7/18/2011 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 602, 609/Lot# 1139 $195.50
5/30/2012 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers The June 2012 Baltimore Auction, 137/Lot# 2499 $705.00
9/8/2013 PCGS AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/08/2013, 91/Lot# 136859 $143.00
2/27/2014 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 27 - 28 & March 2 Mid-Winter ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Atlanta Session(5), 1203/Lot# 7375 $223.25
9/22/2014 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg September 22-25, 2013 September Pre Long Beach, 75/Lot# 640 $235.75

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