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: $0.65 (9/21/2019)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
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1857 H10C PF obverse 1857 H10C PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

The availability of proofs from the Mint at face value plus postage was no secret by 1857, and collectors were growing in number. Perhaps three dozen proofs of the 1857 half dime exist across all grades, though gems are rarely seen.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/15/2019

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1857 H10C PF
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1857 H10C PF Cameo
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 27
Low Grade: 63
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67

The chart showing 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 9/17/2019 1857 H10C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------------39671---26
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Total--------------39671---26
 --------------12 %35 %23 %27 %4 %--- 
1857 H10C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----------------1----1
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Total-----------------11---2
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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
7/2/1997 NGC PF 65   Teletrade Auction 0959, 959/Lot# 1285 $2,568.00
12/2/2010 PCGS PF 64   Heritage Auctions 2010 December Houston Signature US Coin Auction Session(1), 1147/Lot# 3406 $2,300.00
10/17/2012 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 1284 $4,887.50
1/9/2013 NGC PF 64   Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(4), 1181/Lot# 5761 $2,350.00
8/5/2014 PCGS PF 66   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(1), 1208/Lot# 3436 $7,050.00
9/22/2014 NGC PF 64   Goldberg September 22-25, 2013 September Pre Long Beach, 75/Lot# 1414 $2,070.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1857 H10C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1957207221872308243625702640270727512781282328522990327035644005621972028555900294679947
1995211022272350248025932662272127612795283228983083336837114743654676538704915796270
0000002662272127612795283228983083336837114743654676538704915700
0000002684273627712809284229443176346638585481687481048853931200
1857 H10C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1858196720802198232124492517258326252653269427212854312634103838598669438260869691489617
1894200421192239236324712539259726342666270327652944322035524554630573828405884693040
0000002539259726342666270327652944322035524554630573828405884600
0000002561261126432680271228093035331536955270662478218550899700
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