Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dimes (1837-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 815,000
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht and Robert B. Hughes
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 1.3400g
ASW: 0.0388oz
Melt Value: $1.06 (5/11/2021)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
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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: 11/28/2019

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1842 H10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 20.00 23.00 31.00 54.00 95.00 145 145 155 175 195 215 275 400 700 1470 3200 5650 - - -
$ - - - - 185 - - - - 740 1700 3750 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 206
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 67

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: 5/4/2021 1842 H10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base22-2626421435-32227531781---206
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Total22-2626421435-32227561781---209
 1%1%-1%3%1%3%2%1%7%17%-1%11%13%27%8%4%0%--- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1842 H10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base545976981192552884374505025395636427549411357204829603165338037455068
56658310516426633844146751454758967981610801587235230283237350241865321
00000033844146751454758967981610801587235230283237350200
00000038744648552755561671787912181818265630973308362300
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 2960
Owner: Electric Peak
 
Grade: MS 65
Points: 2048
Owner: pulver set
 
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