Coin Specifications

Category: Early Half Dimes (1792-1837)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,240,000
Catalog: KM-47
Obverse Designer: William Kneass
Reverse Designer: William Kneass
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.8920
Weight: 1.35g
ASW: 0.0387oz
Melt Value: $0.73 (8/30/2016)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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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: 9/2/2015

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1830 H10C MS
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Base $ 58.00 75.00 85.00 115 180 250 290 320 375 400 475 610 950 1425 3250 5750 17000 25000 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 638
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 68


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2/18/1998 NGC MS 62   Teletrade Auction 1025, 1025/Lot# 1260 $228.90
9/21/2005 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2005 September Long Beach Signature Auction #384, 384/Lot# 2022 $632.50
1/23/2006 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2006 January Dallas, TX The Jules Reiver Collection Signature Auction #390, 390/Lot# 21985 $230.00
6/26/2008 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2008 June West Palm Beach, FL (Summer FUN) Signature Coin Auction #1110, 1110/Lot# 673 $1,380.00
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
1/5/2011 NGC MS 65   Prooflike Heritage Auctions 2011 January Tampa FUN Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(1), 1151/Lot# 3227 $6,325.00
6/9/2013 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 755, 764/Lot# 107 $675.00
5/19/2015 PCGS MS 67   Stack's Bowers May 2015 Pogue Collection, 6071/Lot# 1020 $18,212.50


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