Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dimes (1837-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,165,000
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: $1.02 (8/4/2020)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
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1843 H10C MS obverse 1843 H10C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

This is a fairly common coin in all circulated grades and in Mint State through the MS 64 level. As with all early United States coins, gems are scarce, and the very highest grades are unknown for such pieces.

The only variety of note is a repunched date in which all four numerals are duplicated, though the first impression of the 3 is nearly impossible to see. This die was also used for proofs, and it is a moderately scarce variety for the currency pieces.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/24/2020

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1843 H10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 20.00 25.00 32.00 55.00 95.00 135 150 170 190 210 240 260 390 650 1500 2000 5500 - - -
$ - - - - 195 - - - 425 - - 2700 6900 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 260
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 68

The chart showing 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, 68 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 8/4/2020 1843 H10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--1413553521361837385022911--260
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--------------111-----3
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Total--1413553521361837395123911--263
 --0%2%5%2%2%1%2%8%14%0%3%14%15%19%9%3%0%0%-- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1843 H10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base5459761021192622884374505025756096747549081303206826144141440348476437
56658510816727133844146752658663170180510401558225031234228455153770
00000033844146752658663170180510401558225031234228455100
00000038744648555159865272785711711813243236324316469900
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 2068
Owner: toyonakataro
 
Grade: MS 64
Points: 1303
Owner: Electric Peak
 
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