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: $0.57 (2/19/2019)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
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1865 S H10C MS obverse 1865 S H10C MS reverse
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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: 2/15/2019

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1865 S H10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 31.70 40.00 84.00 185 392 546 608 700 839 1050 1230 1460 2500 4600 6820 9750 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 5350 - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 55
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 55
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: 2/18/2019 1865 S H10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---374121413-357221----55
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Total---374121413-357221----55
 ---5 %13 %7 %2 %4 %2 %7 %24 %-5 %9 %13 %4 %4 %2 %---- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
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Price
6/25/1997 NGC MS 61   Teletrade Auction 0957, 957/Lot# 1259 $599.50
2/14/2008 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2008 February Long Beach, CA Signature Coin Auction #460, 460/Lot# 55 $2,070.00
6/17/2013 PCGS AU 55   Teletrade Auction 3435, 3435/Lot# 1346 $550.00
8/18/2013 PCGS AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 765, 774/Lot# 21 $575.00
2/3/2014 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(5), 1202/Lot# 7434 $734.38
10/27/2014 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2014 October 27 The Eugene H. Gardner Collection II US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1214/Lot# 98204 $4,406.25
4/27/2016 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2016 April 27 - May 1 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(6), 1234/Lot# 7517 $940.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1865 H10C MS S
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base115119163220381891958115212061345148817762048230229363639421751045410572862668175
1161341822745519131023117012521393158418672133251331703832451352065516590769020
0000001023117012521393158418672133251331703832451352065516590700
0000001087118812991440168019572217272534054024480853085622608700
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 2936
Owner: toyonakataro
 
Grade: MS 61
Points: 2048
Owner: Electric Peak
 
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