Coin Specifications

Category: Early Half Dimes (1792-1837)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 871,000
Obverse Designer: William Kneass
Reverse Designer: William Kneass
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.8920
Weight: 1.3500g
ASW: 0.0387oz
Melt Value: $0.68 (10/13/2019)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
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1837 CAPPED H10C MS obverse 1837 CAPPED H10C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

This is the scarcest date of the Capped Bust Half Dime series, as its relatively low mintage suggests. This type was discontinued in June of 1837 when the new Seated Liberty dies were ready.

Five die marriages resulted from the use of three obverses and four reverses. Only one of these reverse dies featured the Small 5C., and this was leftover from 1835's production. LM-4's popularity exceeds its actual rarity, as it is just moderately scarce. LM-2 and LM-3 are more rare but of little interest outside series specialists. This leaves LM-1 and LM-5 as the likely choices for a date or type collection.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/3/2019

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1837 CAPPED H10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 70.00 88.00 100.00 155 210 260 275 300 370 420 520 600 940 1620 6250 14500 - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 266
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 66

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.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/8/2019 1837 CAPPED H10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base166522689112229111234143175----266
-----------------21---3
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Total1665226891122291112341431771---269
 0 %2 %2 %2 %8 %2 %3 %3 %4 %8 %11 %0 %4 %9 %15 %16 %6 %3 %0 %--- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
4/15/2001 PCGS MS 65   Teletrade Auction 1426, 1426/Lot# 1069 $2,407.50
7/26/2003 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2003 July Baltimore, MD. Signature Sale #328, 328/Lot# 6423 $460.00
4/3/2006 NGC MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 81: The Leesburg Sale, 86/Lot# 379 $1,920.50
9/6/2009 PCGS AU 55   Goldberg September 6-8, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 54/Lot# 2554 $373.75
5/30/2012 NGC MS 65   Stack's Bowers The June 2012 Baltimore Auction, 137/Lot# 2487 $3,450.00
12/1/2013 NGC VF 20   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/01/2013, 103/Lot# 154700 $90.20
3/27/2015 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers March 2015 Baltimore, 6065/Lot# 5310 $5,287.50
4/22/2015 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2015 April 22 - 26 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(7), 1219/Lot# 7490 $822.50
7/17/2016 NGC VF 35   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131630/Lot# 27486 $114.00
10/22/2017 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131744/Lot# 29034 $192.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1837 H10C MS CAPPED Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base8919822726841564472177787495110841131126513451697223336954415500499811582617805
12520724031749166973980989999510991175129114621875272039354611666311929164850
0000007398098999951099117512911462187527203935461166631192900
00000075884192510391115122013181579205432074175480783221387700
1837 H10C MS CAPPED
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2202372883665026748209901066117313931753200923023103429055637014740096311534317296
22625431441155972387710151102124615131838210725693499471460477143814411535159940
0000008771015110212461513183821072569349947146047714381441153500
0000009331041113713201633192422042836389451396530727188871343900
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 5563
Owner: Green Collection
 
Grade: MS 65
Points: 4064
Owner: Electric Peak
 
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