Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dimes (1837-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,000
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 1.2400g
ASW: 0.0359oz
Melt Value: $0.61 (9/21/2017)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
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1870 H10C PF obverse 1870 H10C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Why the sales of proof sets seemingly went from 600 in 1869 to 1,000 the following year is unexplained, and it's doubtful that the figure for 1870 is accurate. This date is not especially common, as its high reported mintage would suggest.

The proofs of the 1870s are generally inferior in certain respects to those of the previous decade, and some indication of this may be found in the illustrated specimen, which is not fully struck at the upper left of the wreath.

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Last Updated: 11/4/2016

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1870 H10C PF
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 290 370 420 580 860 1550 2000 5400 10500 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 1750 2650 - -
1870 H10C PF Cameo
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 600 675 1150 2050 2900 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 3200 - -
1870 H10C PF Ultra Cameo
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 6000 - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 181
Low Grade: 55
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
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Grade
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Sale / Lot
Price
11/14/2004 NGC PF 65   Teletrade Auction 1961, 1961/Lot# 1201 $1,430.00
5/23/2005 NGC PF 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #40, 44/Lot# 148 $713.00
5/29/2011 PCGS PF 65   Cameo Goldberg May 29 - June 1, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction of US, World Coins and Currency, 63/Lot# 719 $1,437.50
2/22/2013 NGC PF 66   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 1272 $3,290.00
5/4/2014 NGC PF 61   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131419/Lot# 26087 $293.75
7/27/2014 NGC PF 66   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/27/2014, 201/Lot# 203501 $1,345.30
5/24/2015 NGC PF 62   Cameo Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131522/Lot# 21636 $258.50
7/9/2015 PCGS PF 64   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2015 July 9 - 12 Summer FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Summer FUN Session(4), 1222/Lot# 7215 $763.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1870 H10C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base51253255157259561564066368671373976487499012061542226827274095526457707570
519538558580602623648671695722747801913106213181784242131834485543363700
000000648671695722747801913106213181784242131834485543300
000000655678704730756837951113414302026257436394874560100
1870 H10C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base510553595642692745772798817829847858918103413051633239626424293571060426387
524567610658709754780804821835850878956112414141887247831924765582061570
000000780804821835850878956112414141887247831924765582000
000000789810825841854898995121415232141256037425237593100
1870 H10C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11111111262401575674701865103712392197268540645417780211420
11111118830845960868375592211041558235931444515621290080
00000018830845960868375592211041558235931444515621200
000000117535451764169281097911711877252236044966700700
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Grade: PF 67 CA
Points: 3410
Owner: ddr70
 
Grade: PF 65 CA
Points: 2433
Owner: Electric Peak
 
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