Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dimes (1837-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 2,947,000
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 1.2400g
ASW: 0.0359oz
Melt Value: $0.57 (2/19/2019)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
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1872 H10C MS obverse 1872 H10C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

This high mintage date is readily available across all grades through MS 64. There exists the possibility that some portion of the mintage may have been melted as obsolete after 1873, but this has not affected its overall availability.

A spectacular doubled-die obverse variety is found for the 1872(P) half dime. This affects the obverse legend and the lines of Liberty's shield. It is scarce and desirable, though not truly rare.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 2/15/2019

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1872 H10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 16.00 18.00 23.00 27.50 47.00 95.00 110 125 145 162 169 225 310 485 775 1460 4900 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 330 515 800 1900 - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 452
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 67

The chart showing PrAg series, 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.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 2/18/2019 1872 H10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base123595111110275714063759323124---452
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Total123595111110275714063779324124---455
 0 %0 %1 %1 %2 %1 %2 %2 %2 %6 %13 %0 %9 %14 %17 %20 %5 %3 %1 %--- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
12/2/1998 NGC MS 64   Teletrade Auction 1111, 1111/Lot# 1302 $370.60
8/16/2005 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #25084, 25084/Lot# 13112 $747.50
7/24/2006 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 97, 102/Lot# 315 $241.50
1/30/2011 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg January 30 - February 3, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 62/Lot# 1284 $333.50
4/22/2012 PCGS MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/22/2012, 19/Lot# 47102 $203.50
7/11/2014 NGC   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 5559 $146.88
9/7/2014 NGC   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/07/2014, 191/Lot# 197605 $70.00
4/27/2016 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2016 April 27 - May 1 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(6), 1234/Lot# 7520 $600.43


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