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: $0.84 (11/26/2020)
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: 11/27/2019

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1872 H10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 20.00 22.00 23.00 37.00 55.00 90.00 105 120 140 170 185 220 320 510 670 1570 4900 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 325 515 775 1900 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 465
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: 11/24/2020 1872 H10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base1335105111113295913965799223124---465
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Total1335105111113295913965819224124---468
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1872 H10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base545972941021902123513954374775395867157641159165821972362253528313915
566379971311972583664094504985556297318961325183822522420263431924111
0000002583664094504985556297318961325183822522420263400
00000030538042346451857067274810271492201723072477273200
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 2197
Owner: Electric Peak
 
Grade: MS 66
Points: 2197
Owner: Electric Peak
 
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