Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dimes (1837-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,000,500
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: $0.64 (6/22/2017)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
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1852 H10C MS obverse 1852 H10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This is a common date that was widely hoarded for entirely non-numismatic reasons. In 1852 the half dime was worth more than five cents as reckoned in gold, so the coins were stored as bullion or exported for melting and probable recoining as some other nation's money. Due to this unusual history, Mint State survivors exist in greater proportion to circulated pieces than is normal for old coins.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 11/4/2016

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1852 H10C MS
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Base $ 16.00 21.00 25.00 35.00 75.00 135 145 155 180 195 210 275 400 610 1250 1900 8000 18000 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 182
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67


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4/6/1998 NGC MS 65   Teletrade Auction 1038, 1038/Lot# 1302 $599.50
6/26/2008 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2008 June West Palm Beach, FL (Summer FUN) Signature Coin Auction #1110, 1110/Lot# 5481 $276.00
2/1/2009 PCGS MS 67   Goldberg February 1-4, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 51/Lot# 824 $4,255.00
7/12/2010 NGC AU 53   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 496, 502/Lot# 211 $115.00
12/25/2011 NGC XF 45   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/25/2011, 150/Lot# 29143 $94.60
4/28/2013 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131319/Lot# 20122 $399.50
4/2/2015 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3528, 6097/Lot# 20154 $998.75
  PCGS MS 65   Bonhams $1,462.00


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