Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dimes (1837-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht and Robert B. Hughes
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 1.2400g
ASW: 0.0359oz
Melt Value: $0.63 (10/23/2019)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
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1856 H10C PF obverse 1856 H10C PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

The collecting of United States coins accelerated in the mid 1850s, and it's likely that at least three dozen proofs were coined of the 1856 half dime. Not quite that many have survived, but this date is not a great rarity.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/15/2019

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1856 H10C PF
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - 2500 2800 3250 4000 5650 10000 14500 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 16500 - -
1856 H10C PF Cameo
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 6750 11750 15500 - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 22
Low Grade: 62
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67

The chart showing 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/22/2019 1856 H10C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------12465----18
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Total-------------12465----18
 -------------6 %11 %22 %33 %28 %---- 
1856 H10C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------1--2-1---4
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Total-------------1--2-1---4
 -------------25 %--50 %-25 %--- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
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Sale / Lot
Price
8/11/2011 NGC PF 64   Heritage Auctions 2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction Session(2), 1158/Lot# 3497 $4,049.15
1/26/2014 PCGS PF 65   Cameo Goldberg January 26-28, 2014 January Pre-Long Beach Sale 17.5% BP, 78/Lot# 1048 $11,750.00
5/15/2014 NGC PF 64   Heritage Auctions Weekly World and Ancient Coin Auction Session(1), 231421/Lot# 63020 $70.00
6/27/2014 PCGS PF 64   Cameo Stack's Bowers June 2014 Baltimore, 6021/Lot# 1313 $7,637.50
10/28/2015 PCGS PF 64   Heritage Auctions 2015 October 28 Gardner Collection IV US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1229/Lot# 98197 $9,400.00
4/26/2017 NGC PF 65   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2017 April 26 - 30 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(1), 1254/Lot# 3108 $4,700.00
8/2/2017 PCGS PF 66   Heritage Auctions 2017 August 2 - 6 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Denver Session(2), 1258/Lot# 3922 $8,225.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1856 H10C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base23722502263827792925307731573235328533183366339835213708433657716737806310012105141103311572
2415254726852827297531033183325132963334337634393583391748146093717987121017910687112120
000000318332513296333433763439358339174814609371798712101791068700
000000320932683307335033873480364541265292641576219362103461086000
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