Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dimes (1837-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,034,000
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 1.3400g
ASW: 0.0388oz
Melt Value: $0.67 (10/19/2017)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
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1840 NO DRAPERY H10C MS obverse 1840 NO DRAPERY H10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The mintage for this first edition of the 1840 Philadelphia Mint half dime was large, and examples are fairly plentiful across all grades through MS 64. Most are well struck, though die cracks are often seen.

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Last Updated: 11/4/2016

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1840 NO DRAPERY H10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 20.00 23.00 28.00 40.00 100.00 185 210 225 250 300 330 390 490 850 2100 3850 8000 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 302
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
9/10/2006 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 1462 $1,897.50
4/9/2008 PCGS AU 58   Teletrade Auction 2514, 2514/Lot# 1211 $190.40
9/21/2009 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 412, 418/Lot# 7269 $387.55
2/7/2013 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2013 February 7 -8 & 10 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(2), 1182/Lot# 3753 $2,820.00
2/22/2013 NGC MS 64   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 6915 $581.63
4/21/2013 PCGS Genuine XF   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/21/2013, 71/Lot# 111184 $95.70
10/8/2017 PCGS Genuine AU   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131742/Lot# 25516 $109.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1840 NO H10C MS DRAPERY
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base72768511514333642362065368472580287495811031521261435925367568462188118
737995124207365489631663698751826902100612421885294041845473586268510
000000489631663698751826902100612421885294041845473586200
000000554642674711776850930105513822250326647755578604000
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 3592
Owner: Electric Peak
 
Grade: MS 64
Points: 1521
Owner: pulver set
 
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