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: $0.65 (3/28/2017)
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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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 52
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 66


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6/5/2002 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2002 June Long Beach Signature Sale #292, 292/Lot# 5588 $690.00
8/8/2007 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2007 Milwaukee, WI (ANA) Signature Coin Auction #444, 444/Lot# 491 $2,875.00
2/5/2009 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 331, 337/Lot# 5445 $517.50
4/27/2011 PCGS Genuine Genuine   Heritage Auctions 2011 April Rosemont CSNS Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(6), 1154/Lot# 10058 $1,221.30
5/29/2011 NGC VF 25   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131123/Lot# 28699 $253.00
3/4/2012 PCGS VF 20   Teletrade Auction 3235, 3235/Lot# 1327 $299.00
10/8/2014 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2014 October 8 - 13 PNG New York Invitational US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(5), 1210/Lot# 7567 $381.88


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