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: $0.94 (6/25/2021)
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: 6/18/2021

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1869 H10C MS
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Base $ 25.00 30.00 38.00 45.00 80.00 145 180 190 210 225 235 340 425 750 1250 2100 4900 12000 - -
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Disclaimer: The prices listed in the various NGC Price and Value Guides are compiled from a number of independent, third party sources in the numismatic community which NGC believes to be reliable. Prices provided are averages, not specific prices for individual coins. Further, because these prices are only updated from time to time, they do not reflect short term pricing trends, which are quite common and are often quite dramatic, given the volatile nature of the collectible coin marketplace. This is especially true for rare coins, where there are fewer sales and greater variations in sale prices. For all of these reasons, the prices in these guides are designed to serve merely as one of many measures and factors that coin buyers and sellers can use in determining coin values. These prices are not intended, and should not be relied upon, to replace the due diligence and — when appropriate — expert consultation that coin buyers and sellers should undertake when entering into a coin transaction. As such, NGC disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to the information contained in the NGC Guides. By using the NGC Guides, the user agrees that neither NGC nor any of its affiliates, shareholders, officers, employees or agents shall have any liability for any loss or damage of any kind, including without limitation any loss arising from reliance on the information contained in the Guides.

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

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

The chart showing 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, 68 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 6/22/2021 1869 H10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---1---11592514172415531--103
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Total---1---11592514172416931--108
 ---1%---1%1%5%8%2%5%13%16%22%15%8%3%1%-- 
1869 H10C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------------1---1---2
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Total--------------1---1---2
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1869 H10C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base8911513517120127833052761564068672174394810921531202926483948578363246902
9812214718122729539655662365569872881199612381697223530814560596365177247
00000039655662365569872881199612381697223530814560596300
000000461586632671709736880104413851863244235155171614400
1869 H10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base8110212315518325530448957559764267469589110281450192825253783556360896651
8810913416420727136651858261265368176093711691609212729444376573862766984
00000036651858261265368176093711691609212729444376573800
00000042754659062766368882698213091769232633644970591400
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 3783
Owner: Electric Peak
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 891
Owner: Nolenation04
 
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