Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dimes (1837-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,069,150
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 1.3400g
ASW: 0.0388oz
Melt Value: $0.68 (5/27/2017)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
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1839 H10C MS obverse 1839 H10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This was another high mintage issue that is readily available in circulated grades. Mint State pieces are not rare, but they were saved in smaller numbers than the 1838 edition.

Most 1839 half dimes were reasonably well struck, with only some lack of definition in the denticles. The stars were hand punched into each obverse die, and their relative positions will vary a bit.

One obverse die features repunched numerals 39 in the date, but this has not enjoyed much attention from collectors.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 11/4/2016

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1839 H10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 20.00 23.00 28.00 40.00 105 190 215 235 275 305 355 425 515 900 1850 4350 7100 16500 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 1150 - 4850 12000 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 313
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
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Sale / Lot
Price
6/27/2005 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 536 $264.50
2/14/2007 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2007 Long Beach, CA Signature Coin Auction #430, 430/Lot# 2799 $805.00
2/23/2009 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 2657, 2657/Lot# 1413 $575.00
5/27/2012 PCGS MS 66   Goldberg May 27-31, 2012 The May Pre-Long Beach Auction, 69/Lot# 1098 $2,300.00
5/12/2014 PCGS XF 45   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3481, 6030/Lot# 20175 $123.38
5/25/2014 PCGS Genuine AU   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/25/2014, 183/Lot# 194698 $85.80
5/12/2015 NGC MS 68   Heritage Auctions 2015 May 12 The Eugene H. Gardner Collection III US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1228/Lot# 98160 $12,337.50
11/9/2015 NGC AU 55   Stack's Bowers November 2015 Baltimore, 6110/Lot# 24868 $141.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1839 H10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base727685115143351437620653695764820882100511661634268533864565484753227022
737995124212380498631667718783841923105913221984291937794659500558890
000000498631667718783841923105913221984291937794659500500
000000559642681741801861964111214782335315241724753516400
1839 H10C MS Prooflike
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 1634
Owner: Tom Fornicola
 
Grade: MS 64
Points: 1131
Owner: Zakmar
 
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