Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dimes (1837-1873)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 120,000
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 (3/24/2017)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
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1865 S H10C MS obverse 1865 S H10C MS reverse

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There are no NGC varieties for this coin.

Description & Analysis

Like most San Francisco Mint half dimes of the 1860s, this date was frequently mutilated in the course of being used for jewelry purposes. Problem-free circulated examples are very rare, as are Mint State pieces.

There is some disagreement within published sources as to exactly how many repunched date varieties exist for 1865 S, but only one is distinctive enough to warrant collector interest. Given the scarcity of 1865 S half dimes in general, it's very unlikely that any variety will warrant a premium over the base value.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 11/4/2016

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1865 S H10C MS
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Total Graded: 52
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 66

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2/2/2009 PCGS AU 55   Teletrade Auction 2648, 2648/Lot# 1149 $575.00
2/5/2009 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 331, 337/Lot# 5445 $517.50
8/11/2011 PCGS XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction Session(6), 1158/Lot# 9570 $299.00
2/2/2012 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2012 February 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(4), 1167/Lot# 7922 $920.00
6/4/2014 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2014 June 4 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(1), 1206/Lot# 3540 $7,050.00
4/19/2015 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131517/Lot# 27185 $235.00
1/6/2016 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2016 January 6 - 11 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Tampa Session(7), 1231/Lot# 7678 $881.25

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