Coin Specifications

Category: Early Half Dimes (1792-1837)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,480,000
Obverse Designer: William Kneass
Reverse Designer: William Kneass
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.8920
Weight: 1.3500g
ASW: 0.0387oz
Melt Value: $0.65 (2/17/2018)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
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1834 H10C MS obverse 1834 H10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The seemingly high mintage of 1834 half dimes is misleading, as this number for the pieces struck during 1834 includes many dated 1832 and 1833, with even earlier dates being possible. The U. S. Mint was quite thrifty and did not discard dies that were still useable. This practice lasted until Robert M. Patterson became Director in 1835 and forbade it.

There are just five die marriages known from the combining of three obverses and three reverses. None are rare, with only LM-3 and LM-5 being moderately scarce. The most popular variety is LM-1 in which numeral 3 was first punched into the die upside down. This feature is somewhat less visible on LM-3, which shares that obverse die.

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Last Updated: 6/14/2017

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1834 H10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 55.00 70.00 85.00 115 185 245 275 325 360 400 475 650 950 1425 3000 5750 17000 27000 - -
$ 205 - 290 340 370 - 500 675 1050 1750 3850 6250 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 665
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 61
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: 2/12/2018 1834 H10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base1247251824161434101139739498653781--662
---------------1-11---3
----------------22----4
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Total1247251824161434101139739499674091--669
 0 %0 %1 %1 %4 %3 %4 %2 %2 %5 %15 %0 %6 %11 %14 %15 %10 %6 %1 %0 %-- 
1834 H10C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------------12------3
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Total--------------12------3
 --------------33 %67 %------ 

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8/26/2003 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #23091, 23091/Lot# 11362 $862.50
5/31/2004 NGC MS 61   Goldberg May 31 - June 2, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 25/Lot# 532 $299.00
11/20/2006 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 114, 119/Lot# 516 $1,150.00
9/26/2010 NGC XF 45   Teletrade Auction 2931, 2931/Lot# 1514 $172.50
8/31/2014 PCGS AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/31/2014, 189/Lot# 216549 $256.00
5/19/2015 PCGS MS 66   Stack's Bowers May 2015 Pogue Collection, 6071/Lot# 1025 $7,931.25
  PCGS MS 64   Bonhams $1,170.00
5/29/2016 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131623/Lot# 21067 $305.50
10/15/2017 PCGS Genuine AU   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131743/Lot# 27416 $132.00


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