Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dimes (1837-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 13,000
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 1.2400g
ASW: 0.0359oz
Melt Value: $0.60 (2/29/2020)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
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1865 H10C MS obverse 1865 H10C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Like most Philadelphia Mint half dimes of the 1863-67 period, this very low mintage issue is more often found in Mint State than in problem-free circulated grades. That is not to say that it's common, as the 1865 half dime is rare in all grades, with the proofs being far more often seen.

The coin illustrated is typical of Mint State survivors in that it displays die-clash impressions and is faintly prooflike. The dies were simply not run long enough to develop the frosty texture usually associated with currency strikes.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 1/31/2020

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1865 H10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 385 655 750 880 1015 1100 1200 1230 1250 1280 1300 1550 1570 1870 2500 3500 9650 13500 - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 55
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 68

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, 68 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 2/25/2020 1865 H10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-1122-31114-13877751--55
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Total-1122-31114-13877761--56
 -2%2%4%4%-5%2%2%2%7%-2%5%14%13%13%13%11%2%-- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1865 H10C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111111752117712351274133013661379142315891941227128853245395849146215
11111251893119612481292134213701393147817062051247530053482427653470
000000893119612481292134213701393147817062051247530053482427600
0000001035121512611311135413741408153318232161268031253720459500
1865 H10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base87990811031239133315051531160916581707182118651928202921612433272733454261452849816602
88997311481270139015141557162516741745183618861962207322522531293336504350467955210
0000001557162516741745183618861962207322522531293336504350467900
0000001583164216911783185019071995211723422629313939564439483000
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 4261
Owner: Electric Peak
 
Grade: AU 53
Points: 1658
Owner: JeffRM
 
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