Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dimes (1837-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 3,360,000
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 1.2400g
ASW: 0.0359oz
Melt Value: $0.67 (2/23/2020)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
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1861 H10C MS obverse 1861 H10C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

This was one of the larger mintages in the half dime series, and examples are common across all grades through MS 64. When both the Treasury and banks suspended specie payment as a result of the Civil War, many of these coins were hoarded for their intrinsic value and were thus spared from wear.

The so-called 1861/0 half dime is fairly common and is now thought to be simply the result of a defective date punch. Therefore, NGC no longer recognizes this as a variety.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 11/27/2019

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1861 H10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 19.00 22.00 25.00 35.00 55.00 95.00 115 125 155 160 185 210 300 480 715 1850 7500 - - -
$ - - - 130 - - - - 320 525 925 2750 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 692
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 68

The chart showing G series, VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series, 68 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 2/18/2020 1861 H10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-267288221916646823071114135593551--692
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Total-267288221916646823071114137593661--696
 -0%1%1%4%1%3%3%2%9%10%0%4%10%16%20%8%5%1%0%-- 

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