Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dimes (1837-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 3,500,000
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: $0.88 (9/29/2020)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
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1858 H10C MS obverse 1858 H10C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Though it enjoyed only half the mintage of 1857 Philadelphia Mint half dimes, this issue is more plentiful across all grades. Even gems are not too challenging to locate, though most will be less than fully struck.

This was the last of the high mintage half dimes for several years, as the Treasury Department clamped down of Mint Director Snowden's unauthorized policy of distributing fractional silver coins in exchange for deposits of silver bullion. Such coins were in oversupply until the Civil War led to hoarding in 1862, at which time all silver and gold disappeared from circulation except in the Far West.

Two of the more appealing varieties for the series are found with this issue. FS-301 has an entirely duplicated date, the first impression being far too high and then corrected. FS-302 is even more dramatic, with the first date impression being completely upside down. It's easy to see how this could happen, as all four figures of the date were applied with a single gang punch.

Far less spectacular, but still interesting, is the coin shown. Not only is it quite well struck for an 1858(P) half dime, but it also shows very prominent die-clash impressions from the dies striking one another multiple times due to a planchet mis-feed.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/18/2020

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1858 H10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 23.50 27.00 34.50 55.00 105 135 140 145 150 170 180 215 325 440 885 1025 2550 11000 - -
$ - - - - - - - 250 - - 965 1980 4400 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 813
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 68

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 9/29/2020 1858 H10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-689291517101430781257712018110757252--811
---------1-------321--7
-------------1--22----5
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Total-689291517101431781257812018110962273--823
 -1%1%1%4%2%2%1%2%4%9%0%3%9%15%22%13%8%3%0%-- 
1858 H10C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------------2------2
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Total---------------2------2
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1858 H10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base59637698123248272437450489515539631745891130316782124373059221122714126
606783106165256327441463498523570669794102814281827265944617690121930
00000032744146349852357066979410281428182726594461769000
00000038244647650653160070784211661553197531955191945900
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 3730
Owner: Electric Peak
 
Grade: MS 67
Points: 3730
Owner: toyonakataro
 
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