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: $0.63 (10/17/2019)
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: 10/9/2019

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1862 H10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 19.00 24.00 30.00 40.00 70.00 95.00 115 120 150 160 170 210 305 465 640 1230 2125 12750 - -
$ - - - - - - - - 315 500 775 1600 3350 -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 757
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: 10/8/2019 1862 H10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-22464761028585409213118310544255--757
----------------2111--5
----------------123---6
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Total-22464761028585409213118310847296--768
 -0 %0 %1 %1 %1 %1 %1 %1 %4 %8 %1 %5 %12 %17 %24 %14 %6 %4 %1 %-- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
9/6/2004 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg September 6-7, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 26/Lot# 618 $747.50
5/7/2007 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 2364, 2364/Lot# 1291 $476.00
8/2/2012 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2012 August 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Philadelphia Session(1), 1173/Lot# 3149 $763.75
3/31/2013 PCGS MS 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 745, 754/Lot# 93 $1,250.00
4/28/2014 PCGS MS 63   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3479, 6028/Lot# 20172 $246.75
8/31/2014 PCGS AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/31/2014, 189/Lot# 182091 $127.00
5/31/2015 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131523/Lot# 24241 $211.50


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: Hugh Stiel Rare Coins
 
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