Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dimes (1837-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 781,000
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 (3/26/2017)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
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1851 H10C MS obverse 1851 H10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Despite its lower than usual mintage, the 1851 Philadelphia Mint half dime is readily available across all grades. It is disproportionately common in Mint State due to the hoarding of silver coins at a time when they were worth more than their equivalent face value in gold coins. These hoards were often forgotten until discovered decades later, at which time the coins already had collector value.

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Last Updated: 11/4/2016

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1851 H10C MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 161
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 68


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Date
Service
Grade
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2/2/1996 NGC MS 67   Heritage Auctions February 1996 Long Beach Bullet Sale #150, 150/Lot# 142 $3,080.00
1/9/1999 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 1999 F.U.N. Bullet Sale #194, 194/Lot# 185 $797.50
8/9/2006 PCGS F 15   Teletrade Auction 2243, 2243/Lot# 1200 $38.00
4/19/2010 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 472, 478/Lot# 200 $494.50
6/23/2013 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131327/Lot# 26539 $103.40
12/22/2013 NGC AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/22/2013, 106/Lot# 138000 $235.00
10/10/2014 PCGS   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 14677 $44.65


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