Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dimes (1837-1873)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 90,000
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 1.2400g
ASW: 0.0359oz
Melt Value: $0.98 (5/10/2021)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
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1864 S H10C MS obverse 1864 S H10C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

This has always been a rare issue, one that was unknown in Mint State until a small hoard (Walter Breen said 14 pieces) was dispersed during the early 1970s. A few of these were impaired and may not qualify as MS today.

All San Francisco Mint half dimes were subject to being fashioned into items of jewelry such as cuff links and stick pins. Indeed, it appears that the increase in their mintage after 1864 may have been prompted by this market, as there existed little need for them as a medium of exchange in the West. Examples that qualify for numeric certified grading are quite rare.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 11/27/2019

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1864 S H10C MS
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Base $ 45.00 65.00 165 190 535 715 730 850 880 1030 1100 1275 1950 2650 4600 7300 - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 62
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 66

The chart showing 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.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 5/4/2021 1864 S H10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---381342571375364----62
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Total---381342571375364----62
 ---5%13%2%5%6%3%8%11%2%5%11%8%5%10%6%---- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1864 S H10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1711792203816429331028119313631505163417301799194923682671367545654847514156377408
1741932744687399651083125014101548166617531849208924693006397246594945530662277778
0000001083125014101548166617531849208924693006397246594945530600
0000001138130614581591169817761899222825703340426847535043547200
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 3675
Owner: Electric Peak
 
Grade: MS 63
Points: 2368
Owner: toyonakataro
 
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