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: $0.58 (4/8/2020)
Diameter: 16.5mm
Edge: Reeded
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1796 H10C MS obverse 1796 H10C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

NGC routinely distinguishes the two varieties of this date, and more detailed information will be found in the following two entries. The Census figures below represent the numbers of 1796 half dimes certified by NGC before these distinctions were made.

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Last Updated: 1/31/2020

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1796 H10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1685 2500 3875 5600 8125 11800 13500 16000 18500 21200 25500 29000 35000 49500 122500 185000 - - - -
$ 9000 - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 18
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 67

The chart showing 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: 4/7/2020 1796 H10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---1124-2-21-1111-1---18
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Total---1124-2-21-1111-1---18
 ---6%6%11%22%-11%-11%6%-6%6%6%6%-6%--- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1796 H10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1139315832009261436013968429045784756500451585656608964737756105151476319589264813646051106
46514561725221029433723407543864637483850555324580062176900867511931163712188629807413420
00000040754386463748385055532458006217690086751193116371218862980700
00000041824482469649215106549059446345732895951334717980241833313300
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