Coin Specifications

Category: Early Half Dimes (1792-1837)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 10,230
Obverse Designer: Robert Scot
Reverse Designer: Robert Scot
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.8920
Weight: 1.3500g
ASW: 0.0387oz
Melt Value: $0.93 (12/2/2020)
Diameter: 16.5mm
Edge: Reeded
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1796/5 LM-2 H10C MS obverse 1796/5 LM-2 H10C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Of the two die marriages known to have been used for 1796 half dimes, this one features an obverse die that was originally dated 1795 and then overpunched with a 6. Coinage of the small denominations was quite sporadic in the 1790s, so it was not unusual for dies to be prepared in advance, only to have no bullion available or no orders pending.

This is the rarer of the two varieties for 1796, and it is evident in NGC's certified population. Bear in mind, however, that a large percentage of the early U. S. coins submitted for grading fail to receive numeric grades, and these Details graded coins are not included in the Census figures.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/9/2019

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1796/5 H10C LM-2 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 16
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 66

The chart showing 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.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 12/1/2020 1796/5 H10C LM-2 MS
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Base--11-11-1-12232--1----16
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Total--11-11-1-12232--1----16
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1796/5 H10C LM-2 MS PL
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1796/5 H10C LM-2 MS
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Base1150516582124269936014202469453975792630966167014725876518383109191678022351303314191758966
502155618132315299938014366492855285964641167487095738978959228128721863725011341934760061914
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000000453051625660613665136881717675208139100731482620494276713805500
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Grade: AU 53
Points: 5397
Owner: mikeg747
 
Grade: VG 8
Points: 1658
Owner: BillJones
 
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