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: $0.73 (2/23/2020)
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: 4/26/2019

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1830 H10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 62.00 86.00 100.00 115 180 250 290 320 375 400 475 610 950 1430 2800 5750 17000 27000 - -
$ 200 - 305 335 385 - 500 660 1050 1800 4000 6500 - -
1830 H10C MS PL
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 6500 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 677
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: 2/18/2020 1830 H10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base17819371017181137895558986109383031--670
---------------1------1
--------------1-1-----2
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Total17819371017181137895558987110393031--673
 0%1%1%3%5%1%3%3%2%5%13%1%8%13%13%16%6%4%0%0%-- 
1830 H10C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------------52----7
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Total----------------52----7
 ----------------71%29%---- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1830 H10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base20123028832040957566372580285694999011031284165820683126406464007431146190
211249299350464604684751820887963102811631409179524213439484367449827146190
00000068475182088796310281163140917952421343948436744982700
000000704776838918976106512241533193127733751562170871222300
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 4064
Owner: Green Collection
 
Grade: MS 65
Points: 3126
Owner: Electric Peak
 
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