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: $0.66 (10/17/2017)
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coined during March of 1795, as the early U. S. Mint was not in a position to discard dies just because they were outdated.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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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 140
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 67


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8/31/2008 PCGS VF 30   Teletrade Auction 2578, 2578/Lot# 1332 $5,040.00
9/14/2008 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg September 14-16, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 48/Lot# 775 $33,925.00
11/23/2009 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 430, 436/Lot# 350 $8,740.00
11/3/2010 NGC VF 20   Stack's Bowers The November 2010 Baltimore Auction, 44/Lot# 1459 $2,990.00
7/12/2012 PCGS Genuine XF   Heritage Auctions 2012 July 12-15 US Coin Summer FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(1), 1172/Lot# 3308 $2,760.00
8/2/2012 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2012 August 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Philadelphia Session(4), 1173/Lot# 5065 $22,325.00
9/25/2013 PCGS Genuine VF   Heritage Auctions 2013 September 25 - 29 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(2), 1189/Lot# 3494 $2,232.50
9/7/2014 PCGS   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/07/2014, 191/Lot# 179264 $2,000.00
8/10/2016 NGC Details VF Details  Heritage Auctions 2016 August 10 - 14 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Anaheim Session(1), 1238/Lot# 3573 $1,410.00


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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