Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dimes (1837-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 100
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 1.2400g
ASW: 0.0359oz
Melt Value: $0.61 (11/15/2019)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
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1860 TRANSITION J-267 H10C MS obverse 1860 TRANSITION J-267 H10C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

This oddity is not a regular part of the half dime series. Rather, it is a pattern coin that paired Anthony C. Paquet's 1859 Seated Liberty figure with the new reverse credited to James B. Longacre. Reportedly, just 100 pieces were coined, and it's likely that these were made for sale to collectors rather than for any practical need by the Mint. This die marriage is notable for its absence of a national identity.

These coins typically are poorly struck and slightly prooflike. Numerous planchet striations are also a common feature, and a deep die scratch from the left side of Liberty's base is a hallmark of this issue.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/15/2019

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1860 TRANSITION H10C J-267 MS
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 54
Low Grade: 61
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 68

The chart showing 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series, 68 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 11/12/2019 1860 TRANSITION H10C J-267 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------------3461615631--54
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Total------------3461615641--55
 ------------5 %7 %11 %29 %27 %11 %7 %2 %-- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
9/15/1999 NGC MS 66   Teletrade Auction 1211, 1211/Lot# 1188 $6,784.00
5/24/2009 NGC MS 67   Goldberg May 24-27, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 53/Lot# 444 $8,625.00
5/30/2010 PCGS MS 66   Bonhams Coins, Medals, and Banknotes, 18301/Lot# 1284 $7,312.00
8/11/2010 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2010 August Boston, MA Signature & Platinum Night ANA Coin Auction #1143, 1143/Lot# 4365 $4,025.00
8/5/2014 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(1), 1208/Lot# 3430 $3,818.75
4/22/2015 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2015 April 22 - 26 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(2), 1219/Lot# 3754 $8,000.58
2/4/2016 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2016 February 4 - 7 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(1), 1232/Lot# 3145 $5,875.00
7/7/2016 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2016 July 7 - 10 Summer FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Summer FUN Session(2), 1237/Lot# 3798 $5,640.00


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