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: $0.58 (7/18/2019)
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.

GRADE SUMMARY

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/10/2019

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1871 H10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 19.00 22.00 28.00 38.00 54.00 95.00 115 125 145 160 170 215 335 505 680 1350 4800 12500 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 510 1100 1550 - 17500

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 521
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 67

The chart showing G series, VG series, 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: 7/16/2019 1871 H10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-1341061212102667235679712326172---520
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---------------11--1--3
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Total-13410612121026672356797124271722--524
 -0 %1 %1 %2 %1 %2 %2 %2 %5 %13 %0 %7 %13 %19 %24 %5 %3 %0 %0 %-- 
1871 H10C MS Prooflike
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Base---------------1------1
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Total---------------1------1
 ---------------100 %------ 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
5/4/2008 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 2524, 2524/Lot# 1281 $700.00
9/4/2011 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg September 4-6, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 65/Lot# 928 $368.00
1/26/2014 NGC AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/26/2014, 165/Lot# 162365 $122.10
2/16/2014 PCGS XF 40   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 791, 800/Lot# 49 $60.00
4/20/2014 NGC MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/20/2014, 186/Lot# 183530 $165.00
7/11/2014 NGC   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 5555 $123.38
4/19/2015 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131517/Lot# 27692 $199.75
5/29/2019 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131923/Lot# 21190 $288.00


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