Coin Specifications

Category: Early Half Dimes (1792-1837)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,230,000
Obverse Designer: William Kneass
Reverse Designer: William Kneass
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.8920
Weight: 1.3500g
ASW: 0.0387oz
Melt Value: $0.68 (10/23/2019)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
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1829 H10C MS obverse 1829 H10C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Half dime coinage resumed in 1829 after a hiatus of more than 20 years. Chief Engraver William Kneass provided new designs based on the 1807 Capped Bust Liberty of John Reich.

There may have been problems in perfecting the dies, as this mintage utilized no less than six obverse dies and 10 reverses. These were combined to produce 18 die marriages. Three of the reverses featured three lines in each vertical red stripe of the shield, while the remainder used just two lines to form the stripes.

Rare marriages include LM-6, -9, -10, -11, -12 and -18, while LM-8 is the rarest of all. The remaining marriages are common or are just somewhat scarce.

These common varieties provide a fair number of Mint State pieces, and coins having just light wear are also readily available to the collector.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/15/2019

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1829 H10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 66.00 88.00 100.00 135 200 290 310 390 425 450 540 685 1200 1600 3300 5100 14950 - - -
$ 220 - 325 410 440 - 570 715 1300 1900 - - 27500 -
1829 H10C MS Prooflike
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 1350 2150 - - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 1600 - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 762
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 67

The chart showing PrAg series, 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: 10/22/2019 1829 H10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base1211945132220243511924311010911637245---747
-----------------11---2
-------------114------6
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Total1211945132220243511924311111012037256---755
 0 %0 %1 %1 %6 %2 %3 %3 %3 %5 %16 %0 %6 %15 %15 %16 %5 %3 %1 %--- 
1829 H10C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------1--1435-----14
-----------------------
--------------1-------1
-----------------------
Total----------1--1535-----15
 ----------7 %--7 %33 %20 %33 %----- 
1829 H10C MS Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------------1------1
-----------------------
-----------------------
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Total---------------1------1
 ---------------100 %------ 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
1/30/2006 NGC VF 20   Heritage Auctions 2006 January Dallas, TX The Jules Reiver Collection Online Session #391, 391/Lot# 29376 $281.75
2/5/2009 NGC MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 331, 337/Lot# 6921 $2,530.00
6/14/2011 NGC XF 40   Teletrade Auction 3084, 3084/Lot# 1046 $118.00
9/4/2011 NGC MS 62   Goldberg September 4-6, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 65/Lot# 897 $863.00
5/30/2012 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The June 2012 Baltimore Auction, 137/Lot# 2479 $499.38
2/24/2013 NGC Details UNC Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/24/2013, 63/Lot# 51044 $170.50
4/24/2013 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(8), 1184/Lot# 7717 $352.50
9/29/2013 PCGS VF 30   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131341/Lot# 24897 $135.13
8/14/2019 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions Tuesday & Wednesday US Coins Weekly Online Auction Session(1), 131934/Lot# 25188 $168.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1829 H10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base201237298336463620725802838974102810661173133318862233312639356081916000
213257311378515655751814883992104111021226151720022531339646507107916000
000000751814883992104111021226151720022531339646507107916000
0000007768269291010105311371280170221172828366553668134916000
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 6081
Owner: Green Collection
 
Grade: MS 65
Points: 3126
Owner: Terry's Collections
 
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