Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dimes (1837-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 18,000
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 1.2400g
ASW: 0.0359oz
Melt Value: $0.92 (8/1/2021)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
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1863 H10C MS obverse 1863 H10C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

1863 was a year in which Americans mostly had to do without coins. Gold and silver were hoarded or exported, and even the lowly cent was squirreled away as a precious commodity. The 18,000 currency strikes of the half dime produced by the Philadelphia Mint were thus intended primarily to pay off odd amounts on silver deposits at the mint and to keep the proofs from becoming objects of speculative trading. Few circulated at the time and, while this date is scarce overall, a disproportionate number of the survivors are Mint State.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/19/2019

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1863 H10C MS
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Base $ 170 250 340 435 540 620 650 675 700 740 775 800 1000 1200 1680 2150 5000 15500 - -
$ - - - - - - - - 1050 1300 1850 2650 7300 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 126
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 68

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 7/27/2021 1863 H10C MS
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Base---171--146-11615192118142--126
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Total---171--146-11615192220153--131
 ---1%5%1%--1%3%5%-1%12%11%15%17%15%11%2%-- 
1863 H10C MS PL
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1863 H10C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base539591774948110812641319137114101442147215201561158917991985236772423984227169907612
5566528321001116012821336138414211452148815341570165918612112399272423984384471977993
0000001336138414211452148815341570165918612112399272423984384400
0000001354139714311462150415471580172919232240561772423984541700
1863 H10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base502551725891104411931246129613331363139314381477150517071886225425553817616967377342
518609780942109412111263130813431373140814511486157217672009235429764601635869397709
0000001263130813431373140814511486157217672009235429764601635800
0000001279132113531383142314641496164018262131245533965385654800
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 2555
Owner: toyonakataro
 
Grade: MS 64
Points: 1886
Owner: Tom Fornicola
 
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