Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dimes (1837-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 48,000
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 1.2400g
ASW: 0.0359oz
Melt Value: $0.64 (2/18/2020)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
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1864 H10C MS obverse 1864 H10C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

With the coinage of silver at the Philadelphia Mint at a historic low during 1864 there existed little need for half dimes to pay off depositors in amounts ending in an odd amount. The few thousand half dimes of this date saw little circulation at the time, though both proof and currency pieces seem to have paid their dues in later years.

This was believed by numismatists to have been a proof-only date as late as the 1960s, and early coin folders and albums show it as such. The few Mint State pieces known today are from a small hoard that surfaced in the late 1960s or early '70s. Problem-free, worn examples are exceedingly rare.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 11/27/2019

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1864 H10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 510 700 890 1040 1250 1310 1310 1320 1340 1380 1410 1440 1770 2200 3200 4600 9000 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 51
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67

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.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 2/18/2020 1864 H10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-1213---212-12871244---50
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Total-1213---212-12871244---50
 -2%4%2%6%---4%2%4%-2%4%16%14%24%8%8%--- 
1864 H10C MS PL
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Base---------------1------1
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Total---------------1------1
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1864 H10C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base7898178468749039359661472150815311566158916001628169718952345288544726523897111439
7988278558849149451135148415161543157415931609165117632045252534145156733997940
0000001135148415161543157415931609165117632045252534145156733900
0000001303149615231554158115961619167418292195270539435839815500
1864 H10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base980101310881206145016091658173017991928196920872143219722502495283436014981528157877592
991103811271287150316251682175318421942200821062161221523322608309040615081545063890
0000001682175318421942200821062161221523322608309040615081545000
0000001706177618851955204821242179223224132721334545215181561800
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 4981
Owner: Electric Peak
 
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