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 (12/13/2019)
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: 11/27/2019

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1862 H10C MS
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Base $ 20.00 24.00 30.00 40.00 70.00 95.00 115 120 150 160 170 210 305 460 630 1230 2100 12750 - -
$ - - - - - - - - 315 485 775 1600 3350 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 759
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: 12/10/2019 1862 H10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-22464761028585419213118310644255--759
----------------2111--5
----------------123---6
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Total-22464761028585419213118310947296--770
 -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
8/4/2001 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2001 Atlanta, GA Bullet Sale #268, 268/Lot# 472 $333.50
8/14/2011 PCGS MS 63   Teletrade Auction 3118, 3118/Lot# 1422 $241.50
9/4/2011 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg September 4-6, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 65/Lot# 921 $276.00
10/17/2012 NGC MS 66   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 1292 $779.70
4/7/2013 PCGS MS 97   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 746, 755/Lot# 10110 $40.00
5/12/2014 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3481, 6030/Lot# 20182 $690.90
10/12/2014 PCGS AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/12/2014, 190/Lot# 182091 $116.00


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: Hugh Stiel Rare Coins
 
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