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: $0.84 (11/26/2020)
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: 11/27/2019

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1865 S H10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 35.00 42.00 90.00 195 400 565 625 725 860 1080 1280 1500 2750 4600 7150 9750 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 5350 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 57
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 66

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 11/24/2020 1865 S H10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---374131414-447221----57
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Total---374131414-447221----57
 ---5%12%7%2%5%2%7%25%-7%7%12%4%4%2%---- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1865 S H10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base115119163220381891958115212061345148817762048230229363639421751045410572862668175
1161341822745519131023117012521393158418672133251331703832451352065516590769028584
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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