Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dimes (1837-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 535,000
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 1.2400g
ASW: 0.0359oz
Melt Value: $0.62 (5/22/2017)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
Link to this coin

1870 H10C MS obverse 1870 H10C MS reverse


  
Expand All    Collapse All

VarietyPlus®

There are no NGC varieties for this coin.

Description & Analysis

The Philadelphia Mint's output of half dimes more than doubled from the previous, as deposits of silver for coining increased dramatically after 1867. This is the first truly common issue since 1862, and it set the pattern for the last few years of half dime coinage.

The example illustrated shows weakness at the lower part of the shield and the upper left portion of the wreath. These design elements were directly opposite one another, and the dies frequently failed to fill on coins of this type.

GRADE SUMMARY

Loading... Working...

Use the scroll bar at the bottom of this box to view a summary of the NGC Price Guide, NGC Census, Auction Prices Realized and NGC Registry Scores for each grade.

There was no data found for this Coin.

Select Designation

 
NGC PRICE GUIDE
NGC CENSUS*
AUCTION PRICES REALIZED
NGC REGISTRY
SCORE

Select Grade

*To view the Census details for this coin, please sign in or sign up.

Price Guide

Last Updated: 11/4/2016

Click on a price to see historical prices, comparison charts and trends.

1870 H10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 16.00 19.00 23.00 26.00 45.00 95.00 115 125 145 165 180 225 325 500 975 1850 4300 15000 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 515 1200 2500 10575 -

NGC Price and Value Guides Disclaimer

Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 301
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 68


Upcoming Auctions


Auction Prices Realized

A random selection of coins is shown below.

Images
Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
4/2/2001 PCGS MS 63   Teletrade Auction 1422, 1422/Lot# 1242 $119.90
9/4/2006 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 103, 108/Lot# 60 $345.00
1/26/2014 NGC MS 68   Goldberg January 26-28, 2014 January Pre-Long Beach Sale 17.5% BP, 78/Lot# 1050 $10,869.00
9/7/2014 PCGS MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/07/2014, 191/Lot# 215447 $300.00
2/1/2015 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131506/Lot# 23184 $89.00
2/8/2015 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131507/Lot# 25127 $99.88
3/10/2015 NGC MS 65   Stack's Bowers March 2015 Portland ANA, 6103/Lot# 1148 $618.05
2/26/2017 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131710/Lot# 21148 $1,527.50


NGC Registry

Related Articles

USA Coin Album: America's Coinage Abroad, Part Two

5/6/2010 — There's been little research done on the circulation of USA coins in other countries, so David W. Lange casts some light on this still-intriguing topic. Read on for part two.
View full article >


NGC Auction Central Disclaimer