Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dimes (1837-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 815,000
Catalog: KM-62.2
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht and Robert B. Hughes
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 1.34g
ASW: 0.0388oz
Melt Value: $0.75 (9/29/2016)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1842 H10C MS obverse 1842 H10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

1842 Philadelphia Mint half dimes are available in all grades through MS 64, but gems are scarce. Most are reasonably well struck, but die erosion is often evident in the denticles. This seems to affect the reverse in particular, most likely because reverse dies could be used in more than one year until they failed altogether.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/2/2015

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1842 H10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 15.00 18.50 24.00 29.00 65.00 125 130 150 165 175 210 265 370 670 1400 2900 - - - -
$ 75.00 - 135 160 170 - 230 280 410 740 1600 3750 - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 180
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 67


Upcoming Auctions

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Date
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
10/5/2016 MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2016 October 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1240/Lot# 7232
10/5/2016 MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2016 October 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1240/Lot# 7233


Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
3/12/1993 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 1993 Early Spring ANA Bullet Sale #101, 101/Lot# 236 $231.00
11/4/2004 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2004 November Palm Beach, FL Signature Sale #358, 358/Lot# 6133 $2,012.50
6/25/2007 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 153, 158/Lot# 1453 $603.75
9/6/2009 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg September 6-8, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 54/Lot# 2555 $747.50
4/28/2010 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2010 April-May Milwaukee, WI CSNS US Coin Auction #1139, 1139/Lot# 476 $977.50
5/3/2010 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers The May 2010 Online Auction, 54/Lot# 173 $212.75
12/9/2012 NGC MS 63   Teletrade Auction 3395, 3395/Lot# 1464 $230.00
7/7/2013 PCGS Genuine AU   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131329/Lot# 20144 $92.00
12/22/2013 NGC AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/22/2013, 106/Lot# 138007 $340.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1842 H10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base545976981192552884374505025395636427549411357204829603165338037455068
56658310516426633844146751454758967981610801587235230283237350241860
00000033844146751454758967981610801587235230283237350200
00000038744648552755561671787912181818265630973308362300
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 2960
Owner: Electric Peak Collection
 
Grade: MS 64
Points: 1357
Owner: Tom Fornicola
 
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