Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dimes (1837-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,000
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 1.2400g
ASW: 0.0359oz
Melt Value: $0.87 (9/29/2020)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
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1861 H10C PF obverse 1861 H10C PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

The Philadelphia Mint produced 1,000 silver proof sets in April of 1861, these to have on hand in anticipation of any orders received. Fewer than half this number appear to have been sold and the rest melted. Such a wasteful procedure was not approved by the incoming Mint Director James Pollock, and under his administration future proof coining was done in a series of smaller batches to avoid so many unneeded leftovers.

Cameo proofs became increasingly available as this decade progressed, and such pieces are highly prized today.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 11/1/2019

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1861 H10C PF
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1861 H10C PF CA
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 89
Low Grade: 61
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67

The chart showing 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 9/29/2020 1861 H10C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------------23153121113---86
----------------11----2
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Total------------23153122123---88
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1861 H10C PF CA
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------------1-2----3
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Total---------------1-2----3
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1861 H10C PF CA
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Base94397510071041107511101145118112181257129613371470161217651928272738344082434147806354
95498610181052108711221157119312311270131013811517166318192194309639174168448753050
0000001157119312311270131013811517166318192194309639174168448700
0000001169120612441283132314261565171418742461346539994255463400
1861 H10C PF UC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1031106411001135117112091247128513251366140814501592174319052078292040824341461250716713
1042107611121147118412221260129813391380142214971642179719632359330741684431476556180
0000001260129813391380142214971642179719632359330741684431476500
0000001272131213521394143615451693185120202639369542554522491800
1861 H10C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base553575595618642665688713739766793820949102812521583238535454630491553957111
560582603626650673696722748775802863975110313621850277239074725507559670
000000696722748775802863975110313621850277239074725507500
0000007057307577848119061002117714732118315842684820523500
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Grade: PF 65
Points: 2385
Owner: Electric Peak
 
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