Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dimes (1837-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,309,000
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: $0.69 (10/13/2019)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
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1849 H10C MS obverse 1849 H10C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

This large mintage issue is common in all circulated grades, though it is less available in Mint State than the most common P-Mint half dimes of the 1840s.

There are several repunched date varieties, and attributing these has proved to be a real challenge for numismatists. Traditionally, these have been lumped into two categories: 1849/8 and 1849/6, but the latter is not really distinct as to the underlying numeral or numerals. Unless and until the matter is proved with certainty, NGC will label these coins as simply RPD with the Fivaz/Stanton number.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/16/2019

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1849 H10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 21.75 28.00 30.00 54.00 95.00 175 190 210 235 260 300 340 520 1020 1750 3000 6875 - - -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 230
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 60
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: 10/8/2019 1849 H10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--531697671839-825292912971--230
---------------1-111--4
-----------------12---3
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Total--531697671839-82529301211102--237
 --2 %1 %7 %4 %3 %3 %3 %8 %16 %-3 %11 %12 %13 %5 %5 %4 %1 %-- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
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Sale / Lot
Price
9/6/2004 PCGS MS 66   Goldberg September 6-7, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 26/Lot# 611 $2,875.00
1/19/2014 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131404/Lot# 26079 $246.75
6/29/2014 NGC VF 30   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/29/2014, 187/Lot# 115685 $15.00
9/7/2014 NGC MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/07/2014, 191/Lot# 215535 $700.00
10/5/2014 NGC AU 50   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 824, 833/Lot# 85 $140.00
3/6/2015 NGC MS 66   Stack's Bowers March 2015 Portland ANA, 6103/Lot# 107 $3,525.00
7/9/2017 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131729/Lot# 25038 $199.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1849 H10C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base597289106135292426522570615713791815930108417082210311939168356136923
6377941151873364585385856477397998539811292187525133384539610134136920
000000458538585647739799853981129218752513338453961013400
0000004905546006807658078911032150020422816365068761191300
1849 H10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base63678511518330438152757562069574580290011031649235230093984423946706218
64739513822333043054359064571276483596812851883257133344069438351860
00000043054359064571276483596812851883257133344069438300
000000478559605670728783867103514672118279036594154452600
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 2352
Owner: Electric Peak
 
Grade: MS 63
Points: 1103
Owner: ddr70
 
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