Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dimes (1837-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 10,000
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: $0.71 (9/30/2016)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1866 H10C MS obverse 1866 H10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This issue follows the pattern set by all low mintage Philadelphia Mint half dimes of the 1860s. It saw very limited circulation at the time, and Mint State pieces make up a disproportionately high percentage of the small surviving population.

During this period when silver coins were not circulating in most of the nation, many of them did find their way to Canada and, to a lesser extent, Latin America. There they circulated in the absence of adequate domestic coinage, though Canada finally addressed this matter in 1870 specifically to drive out the American issues. This episode likely accounts for those 1866(P) half dimes found worn.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/3/2015

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1866 H10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 335 385 485 575 650 775 825 875 950 1050 1150 1250 1400 1700 2900 4700 6800 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 1950 3350 5500 9750 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 64
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67


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2/14/1996 NGC MS 63   Teletrade Auction 0815, 815/Lot# 309 $891.00
4/11/1997 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 1997 Indianapolis Bullet Sale #170, 170/Lot# 162 $1,815.00
5/30/2010 PCGS XF 45   Bonhams Coins, Medals, and Banknotes, 18301/Lot# 1288 $789.00
8/26/2010 NGC MS 67   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 509, 516/Lot# 5183 $5,405.00
5/29/2011 PCGS AU 58   Goldberg May 29 - June 1, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction of US, World Coins and Currency, 63/Lot# 718 $690.00
8/15/2011 NGC MS 66   Stack's Bowers The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 115/Lot# 8273 $2,587.50
10/13/2011 PCGS VF 30   Heritage Auctions 2011 October 13-16 US Coins Signature Auction #1160- Pittsburgh Session(4), 1160/Lot# 7818 $460.00
4/24/2013 NGC MS 65   Prooflike Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(2), 1184/Lot# 1685 $2,500.40
5/17/2015 PCGS Genuine UNC   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131521/Lot# 27379 $564.00
2/4/2016 PCGS MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2016 February 4 - 7 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(1), 1232/Lot# 3146 $8,225.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1866 H10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base8538829661117123913331363147715311583165817531843192820482268296037124565484753227022
86391010161158127013431401149515481608169017831871196821212499321139964659500558890
0000001401149515481608169017831871196821212499321139964659500500
0000001439151315661633172118131900200821952729346142814753516400
1866 H10C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base8538829661117123913331363147715311583165817531843192820482268296037124565484753227022
86391010161158127013431401149515481608169017831871196821212499321139964659500558890
0000001401149515481608169017831871196821212499321139964659500500
0000001439151315661633172118131900200821952729346142814753516400
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Grade: MS 65 PL
Points: 2960
Owner: Electric Peak Collection
 
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