Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dimes (1837-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 88,600
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 1.2400g
ASW: 0.0359oz
Melt Value: $0.61 (10/18/2017)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
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1868 H10C MS obverse 1868 H10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

During the Civil War and for several years afterward silver coinage was struck at the Philadelphia Mint only to provide for those few depositors of silver who requested coin (most preferred to receive their bullion in the form of refined bars). Half dime coinage resulted almost solely from the need to pay off fractional dollars on such deposits.

Mint State 1868(P) half dimes are very scarce, and a higher than usual percentage of them are prooflike. This is easily explained by the low mintage for this issue, as the dies weren't used long enough to entirely lose their original brilliance. Attractive circulated pieces are as rare or more so, though obviously less highly sought.

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Last Updated: 11/4/2016

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1868 H10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 50.00 65.00 135 275 360 525 550 585 650 685 710 750 900 1175 1650 2900 7100 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 76
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
6/20/2001 NGC MS 61   Teletrade Auction 1450, 1450/Lot# 1179 $392.40
1/25/2004 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg January 25-28, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 23/Lot# 1862 $603.75
3/15/2007 NGC MS 64   Prooflike Heritage Auctions 2007 ANA Charlotte National Money Show Auction, Presented by Robert Korver #432, 432/Lot# 426 $1,150.00
8/7/2010 NGC MS 63   Prooflike Stack's Bowers The August 2010 Boston Rarities Sale, 34/Lot# 358 $690.00
2/28/2012 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 1972 $1,271.90
2/28/2012 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 1973 $1,121.25
7/12/2012 NGC MS 65   Prooflike Heritage Auctions 2012 July 12-15 US Coin Summer FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(1), 1172/Lot# 3343 $1,380.00
8/2/2012 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2012 August 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Philadelphia Session(1), 1173/Lot# 3155 $940.00
12/29/2013 PCGS MS 97   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 784, 793/Lot# 285 $110.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1868 H10C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base194201255437745847908113812061252131513631381142116921989236829363139335237165031
196219316540779867985116112211273133113691394151117912115255730043210347341540
000000985116112211273133113691394151117912115255730043210347300
0000001061118312371294134713751408160218902242274730713281359500
1868 H10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base194201255437745847908113812061252131513631381142116921989236829363139335237165031
196219316540779867985116112211273133113691394151117912115255730043210347341540
000000985116112211273133113691394151117912115255730043210347300
0000001061118312371294134713751408160218902242274730713281359500
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Grade: MS 66 PL
Points: 2936
Owner: Electric Peak
 
Grade: MS 64
Points: 1989
Owner: Tom Fornicola
 
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