Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dimes (1837-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 960
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 1.2400g
ASW: 0.0359oz
Melt Value: $0.57 (7/17/2019)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
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1871 H10C PF obverse 1871 H10C PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

Some 960 proof half dimes were coined in 1871 for inclusion in the silver proof sets of that year. Walter Breen speculated that an unknown number of these were melted in 1873 after the denomination became obsolete, but this seems unlikely.

Proofs of the early 1870s typically have clumsily polished fields that reveal curvature that in previous decades would have been completely flat surfaces. The example illustrated is exceptional in that it is fully struck throughout and free of the tiny rust pits often seen on this date.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/15/2019

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1871 H10C PF
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - 290 360 420 625 925 1470 1620 5850 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 2850 - -
1871 H10C PF Cameo
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$ - - - - - - - - - 1325 - 5000 7350 -
1871 H10C PF Ultra Cameo
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 195
Low Grade: 55
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67

The chart showing 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series, 68 series, 69 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 7/16/2019 1871 H10C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------11-324254631144---149
----------------1--11-3
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Total---------11-32425463214411-152
 ---------1 %1 %-2 %16 %16 %30 %21 %9 %3 %1 %1 %- 
1871 H10C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------------12691146---39
------------------12--3
------------------1---1
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Total------------126911492--44
 ------------2 %5 %14 %20 %25 %9 %20 %5 %-- 
1871 H10C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------------12-4---7
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Total---------------12-4---7
 ---------------14 %29 %-57 %--- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Images
Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
9/23/2007 NGC PF 66   Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 2574 $2,070.00
11/7/2011 PCGS PF 66   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2011 November 7-9 US Coins Signature Auction - Beverly Hills Session(1), 1161/Lot# 3221 $7,475.00
1/19/2012 NGC PF 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 655, 662/Lot# 7015 $1,506.50
5/28/2012 NGC PF 61   Teletrade Auction 3284, 3284/Lot# 1378 $280.00
10/18/2012 PCGS PF 66   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(2), 1175/Lot# 3870 $3,818.75
7/27/2014 NGC PF 65   Cameo GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/27/2014, 201/Lot# 203502 $1,210.00
8/18/2015 NGC   Cameo Stack's Bowers 2015 Chicago ANA, 6104/Lot# 42308 $705.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1871 H10C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base6596847097357607878158448729019339641069118113031730243335254888518456847465
6676927187437697968258538829129439991106122214451964279739794987535162780
0000008258538829129439991106122214451964279739794987535100
00000083486389192295410341144126215882199316144345085551700
1871 H10C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base727752779807835863894925954986101910531164128514151868261037585184549360157869
735761788816844873904935965997103010901204132815662115299342335287566766330
000000904935965997103010901204132815662115299342335287566700
0000009159449751008104211271245137217172363337547095390584100
1871 H10C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base51253255157259561564066368671373976487499012061547230228073902415345786104
519538558580602623648671695722747801913106213201799247031723986429550870
000000648671695722747801913106213201799247031723986429500
000000655678704730756837951113414332050263935374069443600
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Grade: PF 66 CAMEO
Points: 3525
Owner: Electric Peak
 
Grade: PF 64 CA
Points: 1730
Owner: Electric Peak
 
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