Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dimes (1837-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,873,000
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 1.2400g
ASW: 0.0359oz
Melt Value: $0.60 (6/25/2017)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
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1871 H10C MS obverse 1871 H10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The mintage of half dimes at the Philadelphia Mint in 1871 was quite high, and this date is plentiful in all grades through MS 64. Nice examples may be found without much difficulty, though collectors are advised to seek fully struck pieces. The coin illustrated reveals very bold die clashing on both sides.



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Last Updated: 11/4/2016

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1871 H10C MS
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Base $ 16.00 19.00 23.00 26.00 45.00 95.00 115 125 145 165 180 215 320 475 775 1350 4800 12500 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 498
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
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Sale / Lot
Price
2/1/2009 NGC MS 64   Goldberg February 1-4, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 51/Lot# 829 $299.00
5/10/2011 NGC Details UNC Details  Teletrade Auction 3063, 3063/Lot# 1058 $110.00
9/29/2013 NGC Details UNC Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131341/Lot# 24913 $74.00
2/9/2014 PCGS XF 40   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 790, 799/Lot# 559 $60.00
4/20/2014 NGC MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/20/2014, 186/Lot# 183530 $165.00
5/4/2014 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131419/Lot# 26086 $123.38
7/11/2014 NGC   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 5555 $123.38
3/12/2017 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131712/Lot# 25912 $205.63


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