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: $0.62 (5/23/2017)
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: 697
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 68


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Price
6/25/2001 PCGS MS 63   Teletrade Auction 1452, 1452/Lot# 1196 $163.50
9/6/2004 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg September 6-7, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 26/Lot# 618 $747.50
1/23/2006 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2006 January Dallas, TX The Jules Reiver Collection Signature Auction #390, 390/Lot# 21014 $299.00
2/3/2013 NGC Details AU Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/03/2013, 60/Lot# 98602 $51.00
4/7/2013 PCGS MS 97   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 746, 755/Lot# 10110 $40.00
7/4/2014 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3489, 6040/Lot# 21151 $661.53
8/5/2014 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1208/Lot# 7398 $1,292.50
10/25/2015 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131544/Lot# 21693 $374.83


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