Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dimes (1837-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 10,000
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 (7/11/2020)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
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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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Last Updated: 5/1/2020

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1866 H10C MS
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Base $ 400 510 700 785 935 955 965 975 990 1020 1155 1280 1430 1770 2750 4700 6875 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 1950 - - 9750 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

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

The chart showing G series, VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 7/7/2020 1866 H10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-1123121-12-165146122---60
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Total-1123121-12-165146122---60
 -2%2%3%5%2%3%2%-2%3%-2%10%8%23%10%20%3%--- 
1866 H10C MS PL
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Base----------------11----2
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Total----------------11----2
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NGC Registry

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