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: $0.72 (7/29/2016)
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
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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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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

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
5/26/1997 PCGS AU 53   Teletrade Auction 0948, 948/Lot# 1255 $272.50
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
8/2/2012 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2012 August 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Philadelphia Session(5), 1173/Lot# 7742 $440.63
4/24/2013 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(2), 1184/Lot# 1684 $646.25
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# 98205 $6,462.50


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