Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dimes (1837-1873)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 120,000
Catalog: KM-91
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 1.24g
ASW: 0.0359oz
Melt Value: $0.68 (9/29/2016)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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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: 9/3/2015

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1865 S H10C MS
Base $ 29.00 40.00 55.00 105 340 510 550 660 785 1075 1400 1750 2850 4500 6250 9750 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 3450 5350 7000 - - -

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Total Graded: 55
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 66

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7/27/1993 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 1993 ANA Bullet #106, 106/Lot# 102 $1,457.50
6/24/2012 PCGS VF 20   Teletrade Auction 3299, 3299/Lot# 1364 $80.00
11/29/2012 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2012 November 29 - December 2 US Coin Signature Auction - Houston Session(4), 1177/Lot# 8226 $1,175.00
8/18/2013 PCGS AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 765, 774/Lot# 21 $575.00
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
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

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