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 (9/23/2017)
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: 700
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 68


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2/13/2006 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2006 February Long Beach Online Session #401, 401/Lot# 7652 $195.50
4/27/2011 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 3056, 3056/Lot# 1310 $437.00
5/27/2012 NGC MS 61   Goldberg May 27-31, 2012 The May Pre-Long Beach Auction, 69/Lot# 550 $150.00
4/7/2013 PCGS MS 97   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 746, 755/Lot# 10110 $40.00
8/30/2013 PCGS MS 62   Stack's Bowers The September 2013 Philadelphia Auction, 195/Lot# 4336 $141.00
12/5/2013 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2013 December 5 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Houston Session(5), 1192/Lot# 7458 $426.53
6/9/2014 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3485, 6034/Lot# 20188 $661.53
6/22/2014 PCGS MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/22/2014, 200/Lot# 200642 $314.06
1/6/2016 PCGS MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2016 January 6 - 11 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Tampa Session(2), 1231/Lot# 3695 $1,894.10


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