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: $0.67 (9/20/2017)
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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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: 314
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
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Grade
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Sale / Lot
Price
12/12/2001 NGC MS 65   Teletrade Auction 1517, 1517/Lot# 1238 $1,512.00
1/25/2004 NGC MS 65   Goldberg January 25-28, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 23/Lot# 1836 $920.00
1/23/2006 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 71, 76/Lot# 245 $713.00
5/27/2009 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2009 May Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1125, 1125/Lot# 7442 $488.75
4/15/2012 NGC MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/15/2012, 18/Lot# 40780 $387.20
7/11/2013 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2013 July 11 - 14 US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(5), 1187/Lot# 7584 $646.25
10/6/2013 PCGS MS 61   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131342/Lot# 26282 $282.00
10/12/2014 PCGS Genuine UNC   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131442/Lot# 25706 $152.75
11/9/2015 NGC AU 53   Stack's Bowers November 2015 Baltimore, 6110/Lot# 24869 $176.25


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: AU 55
Points: 695
Owner: Halfdime Collector
 
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