Coin Specifications

Category: Early Half Dimes (1792-1837)
Mint: Philadelphia
Obverse Designer: Robert Scot
Reverse Designer: Robert Scot
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.8920
Weight: 1.3500g
ASW: 0.0387oz
Melt Value: $0.64 (5/25/2018)
Diameter: 16.5mm
Edge: Reeded
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1794 H10C MS obverse 1794 H10C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

All of the 1794 half dimes were actually coined during March of 1795, as the early U. S. Mint was not in a position to discard dies just because they were outdated. These formed a minority of the total mintage reported for 1795, and all 1794-dated pieces are scarce to varying degrees. While Mint State examples are rare, a number were evidently preserved as souvenirs of the novel coinage.

Three obverse dies were mixed with three reverses for a total of four die marriages, and these are cataloged by Logan-McCloskey varieties. LM-1 (photos) and LM-2 are rare, while LM-3 and LM-4 are more often seen.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/14/2017

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1794 H10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1850 2350 3400 4400 7500 11000 13750 16000 16500 19500 21000 24750 32500 42500 80000 110000 235000 - - -
$ 8000 - - - 17250 - - 26000 - 68500 82500 - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 137
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 67

The chart showing G series, VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 5/21/2018 1794 H10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-15914611961117-6101117121---137
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Total-15914611961118-6101117121---138
 -1 %4 %7 %10 %4 %8 %7 %4 %8 %13 %-4 %7 %8 %12 %1 %1 %1 %--- 

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1/31/2010 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg January 31 - February 3, 2010 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 57/Lot# 935 $20,700.00
7/4/2012 NGC Details VG Details  Teletrade Auction 3306, 3306/Lot# 1222 $1,600.00
10/14/2012 PCGS F 15   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 721, 730/Lot# 43 $3,600.00
6/29/2014 PCGS Genuine VG   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/29/2014, 187/Lot# 179264 $2,000.00
10/10/2014 PCGS   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 14625 $763.75
4/22/2015 NGC VF 35   Heritage Auctions 2015 April 22 - 26 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(2), 1219/Lot# 3685 $4,935.00
10/3/2016 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2016 October 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(1), 1240/Lot# 3061 $8,812.50
7/6/2017 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2017 July 6 - 9 Summer FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Summer FUN Session(1), 1257/Lot# 3049 $18,800.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1794 H10C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1421156116971985258533863847423946244856517253675684597366448247105711497019857268363694051764
146716061793218528523539397743674701496152375472578061967178902112037165992218330204418810
00000039774367470149615237547257806196717890211203716599221833020400
00000041084495477850665302557858766420771297961350318228245093357200
1794 H10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1344147716091886246432383685406444384662497051585466574764007960102261452219306261463606550641
138815211701207827223387381141884512476450325260555959646920871511658161162158629452409230
00000038114188451247645032526055595964692087151165816116215862945200
00000039374313458748675095536356536182744094701309017711238663275800
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Grade: MS 60
Points: 5158
Owner: Tazman
 
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