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: $0.87 (11/29/2020)
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: 10/19/2020

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1837 CAPPED H10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 65.00 85.00 90.00 155 210 - 275 300 - 420 - 600 940 - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 273
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: 11/24/2020 1837 CAPPED H10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base266524699112229112244243175----273
-----------------21---3
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Total2665246991122291122442431771---276
 1%2%2%2%9%2%3%3%4%8%11%0%4%9%15%16%6%3%0%--- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1837 CAPPED H10C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base8919822726841564472177787495110841131126513451697223336954415500499811582617805
125207240317491669739809899995109911751291146218752720393546116663119291648518695
0000007398098999951099117512911462187527203935461166631192900
00000075884192510391115122013181579205432074175480783221387700
1837 CAPPED H10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2202372883665026748209901066117313931753200923023103429055637014740096311534317296
226254314411559723877101511021246151318382107256934994714604771438144115351599418161
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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