Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dimes (1837-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 208,000
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 (7/10/2020)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
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1869 H10C MS obverse 1869 H10C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

This was the first mintage of half dimes at the Philadelphia Mint to reach six figures since 1862, and the pace of production increased steadily for this denomination's few remaining years. Examples of this issue are noticeably more available across all grades than for P-Mint half dimes of the 1863-68 period.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/24/2020

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1869 H10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 22.00 30.00 38.00 45.00 93.00 145 180 190 210 225 235 340 425 680 1250 2100 4900 12000 - -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 105
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 68

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 7/7/2020 1869 H10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---1---11592613172415531--103
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----------------14----5
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Total---1---11592613172416931--108
 ---1%---1%1%5%8%2%6%12%16%22%15%8%3%1%-- 
1869 H10C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------------1---1---2
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Total--------------1---1---2
 --------------50%---50%--- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1869 H10C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1111111903484184635245655796046631242179922333099440163719368
11111642423714334835375695876238561427194325213533505773700
0000002423714334835375695876238561427194325213533505700
00000029539444850355157459564310491613208828103967571400
1869 H10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base63678112315526530447751557562077479390810281477202928073712608966518644
64729513419227836249053559067178083194811781661228831094504627673150
00000036249053559067178083194811781661228831094504627600
00000041950255560572378787098813271845254834105297646400
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 3712
Owner: Electric Peak
 
Grade: MS 61
Points: 793
Owner: Electric Peak
 
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