Coin Specifications

Category: Early Half Dimes (1792-1837)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,240,000
Obverse Designer: William Kneass
Reverse Designer: William Kneass
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.8920
Weight: 1.3500g
ASW: 0.0387oz
Melt Value: $0.64 (5/23/2018)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
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1830 H10C MS obverse 1830 H10C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

1830 half dimes are common enough at or near the Mint State level that collectors will be able to find a satisfactory example. Some will display striking weakness in the eagle's head and in the shield where it meets the eagle's right wing. Weakness may also be seen in the highest points of Liberty's portrait.

Six obverse dies and eight reverses were used in various combinations to produce 14 die marriages. These have been cataloged by Logan-McCloskey (LM) numbers, some of which include decimal divisions to indicate progressive die states. Rare marriages include LM-6 and LM-10, while LM-5 and LM-11 are very rare. LM-1, -2, -9, -12, -13 and -14 (photos) are somewhat scarce, the remaining four marriage common.

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Last Updated: 6/14/2017

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1830 H10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 58.00 75.00 85.00 115 180 250 290 320 375 400 475 610 950 1425 3250 5750 17000 25000 - -
$ 200 - 305 335 385 - 500 660 1050 1800 4000 6500 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 648
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 68

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, 68 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 5/21/2018 1830 H10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base1631531916181034855528987108373131--641
---------------1------1
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Total1631531916181034855528988109373131--643
 0 %1 %0 %2 %5 %1 %2 %3 %2 %5 %13 %1 %8 %14 %14 %17 %6 %5 %0 %0 %-- 
1830 H10C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------------52----7
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Total----------------52----7
 ----------------71 %29 %---- 

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6/26/2008 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2008 June West Palm Beach, FL (Summer FUN) Signature Coin Auction #1110, 1110/Lot# 674 $4,312.50
3/30/2011 NGC XF 40   Teletrade Auction 3040, 3040/Lot# 1392 $126.50
3/31/2011 NGC MS 65   Stack's Bowers The March 2011 Baltimore Auction, 83/Lot# 1230 $2,242.50
4/27/2011 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2011 April Rosemont CSNS Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(6), 1154/Lot# 10041 $386.40
2/3/2013 PCGS AU 55   Goldberg February 3-6, 2013 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 72/Lot# 642 $316.25
4/28/2013 PCGS Genuine VF   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/28/2013, 72/Lot# 112091 $28.00
6/9/2013 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 755, 764/Lot# 107 $675.00
4/27/2016 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2016 April 27 - May 1 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(6), 1234/Lot# 7501 $851.88
7/24/2016 NGC AU 50   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131631/Lot# 21109 $235.00


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