Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dimes (1837-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,492,000
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 1.2400g
ASW: 0.0359oz
Melt Value: $0.58 (7/19/2019)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
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1862 H10C MS obverse 1862 H10C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

This date saw little circulation at the time of issue, as the suspension of specie payment by banks and the Treasury led to the hoarding of all gold and silver coins in most of the nation. The survival rate of 1862 half dimes in Mint State is thus disproportionately high, and examples remain fairly in grades as high as MS 65. Most, however, suffer from the characteristic striking weakness at the lower shield and upper left of the wreath. The coin illustrated is typical in this regard.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/3/2019

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1862 H10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 19.00 24.00 30.00 42.00 75.00 100.00 115 120 150 160 170 210 305 465 640 1230 2125 12750 - -
$ - - - - - - - - 315 500 775 1600 3350 -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 754
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 62
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: 7/16/2019 1862 H10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-22464751028575419212918310544255--754
----------------2111--5
----------------123---6
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Total-22464751028575419212918310847296--765
 -0 %0 %1 %1 %1 %1 %1 %1 %4 %7 %1 %5 %12 %17 %24 %14 %6 %4 %1 %-- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
6/22/1998 PCGS MS 63   Teletrade Auction 1060, 1060/Lot# 1227 $196.20
6/27/2005 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 552 $196.65
11/12/2005 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions Continuous Internet Auction #65113, 65113/Lot# 23197 $172.50
2/10/2008 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg February 10-13, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 44/Lot# 1982 $489.00
9/9/2012 PCGS XF 45   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/09/2012, 39/Lot# 57883 $54.00
5/25/2014 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3483, 6032/Lot# 22174 $661.53
11/6/2014 PCGS MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2014 November 6 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Beverly Hills Session(1), 1211/Lot# 3320 $2,232.50
1/4/2015 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131502/Lot# 23225 $89.00
4/30/2017 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131719/Lot# 23085 $53.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1862 H10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base5963761231632442723664374635025636097258471173160921973406624868208849
6067921361902533033904464765225786487669561318180526004353643974960
0000003033904464765225786487669561318180526004353643900
00000033541345448954359468680610641464200130035301662900
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 3406
Owner: Electric Peak
 
Grade: MS 67
Points: 3406
Owner: Stiel Coin Collection
 
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