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: $0.99 (5/7/2021)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
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1866 S H10C MS obverse 1866 S H10C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Worn examples of this issue are not rare, though precious few of them are suitable for numeric certified grading. The majority of worn pieces have suffered various forms of abuse, not the least of which was being fashioned into jewelry trinkets of one sort or another.

Mint State survivors are very rare. Walter Breen reported seeing just eight in a hoard of half dimes he examined in 1968, though a few may have been obtained from other sources.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/19/2019

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1866 S H10C MS
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Base $ 40.00 50.00 80.00 110 225 400 435 470 500 550 630 705 1025 1600 4500 7800 12000 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 78
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 66

The chart showing 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.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 5/4/2021 1866 S H10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----53431810-4691645----78
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Total----53431810-4691645----78
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1866 S H10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base10210615519430465372596610051051112412061284138116492087360146045466578763298252
10312216823142067780597910201075115112321316147017952592393548915573596869708665
00000080597910201075115112321316147017952592393548915573596800
00000088699210361100117912581349156019413096427051795680614800
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 2087
Owner: Electric Peak
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 1381
Owner: Electric Peak
 
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