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: $0.61 (10/18/2017)
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: 11/4/2016

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1862 H10C MS
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Base $ 16.00 20.00 25.00 40.00 65.00 100.00 115 120 150 170 180 210 290 435 725 1225 2375 12750 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 700
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 68


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2/22/1997 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions February 1997 Long Beach Bullet Sale #167, 167/Lot# 259 $247.50
1/30/2011 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg January 30 - February 3, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 62/Lot# 1281 $356.50
2/28/2012 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 1965 $402.50
12/2/2012 NGC Details AU Details  Teletrade Auction 3391, 3391/Lot# 1282 $60.00
2/3/2013 NGC Details AU Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/03/2013, 60/Lot# 98602 $51.00
3/28/2014 PCGS MS 66   Stack's Bowers March 2014 Baltimore Auction, 6008/Lot# 5210 $1,410.00
4/6/2014 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 798, 807/Lot# 765 $180.00
5/4/2014 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131419/Lot# 26085 $152.75


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