Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dimes (1837-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,492,000
Catalog: KM-91
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 1.24g
ASW: 0.0359oz
Melt Value: $0.73 (7/27/2016)
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: 9/3/2015

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1862 H10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 16.00 18.50 30.00 40.00 62.00 100.00 125 135 150 175 195 250 315 525 900 1600 3200 12500 - -
$ 70.00 - - 145 165 - - - 340 650 1000 2300 4900 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 688
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
3/11/1998 PCGS MS 62   Teletrade Auction 1031, 1031/Lot# 1232 $119.90
9/6/2004 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg September 6-7, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 26/Lot# 618 $747.50
6/27/2005 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 552 $196.65
1/7/2009 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2009 January Orlando, FL FUN Auction #1121, 1121/Lot# 7930 $1,380.00
6/22/2014 PCGS MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/22/2014, 200/Lot# 200642 $314.06
6/23/2014 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3487, 6036/Lot# 20141 $661.53
8/31/2014 PCGS AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/31/2014, 189/Lot# 182091 $127.00
11/6/2015 PCGS MS 67   Stack's Bowers November 2015 Baltimore, 6110/Lot# 22148 $1,997.50


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 Collection
 
Grade: MS 66
Points: 2197
Owner: Electric Peak Collection
 
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