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: $0.70 (2/21/2017)
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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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/2/2015

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1830 H10C MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 640
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 68


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9/18/2006 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2006 September Long Beach Online Session #417, 417/Lot# 8904 $603.75
9/2/2007 NGC F 15   Teletrade Auction 2416, 2416/Lot# 1251 $84.00
1/31/2010 NGC MS 66   Prooflike Goldberg January 31 - February 3, 2010 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 57/Lot# 941 $3,335.00
11/29/2012 PCGS XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2012 November 29 - December 2 US Coin Signature Auction - Houston Session(4), 1177/Lot# 8096 $141.00
4/28/2013 PCGS Genuine VF   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/28/2013, 72/Lot# 112091 $28.00
7/27/2013 NGC XF 45   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 30331 $146.88
11/24/2013 PCGS MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 779, 788/Lot# 537 $975.00
5/29/2016 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131623/Lot# 21356 $258.50


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