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: $0.52 (8/15/2018)
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: 11/4/2016

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1872 H10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 16.00 19.00 23.00 26.00 45.00 95.00 110 125 145 170 185 225 310 485 775 1400 4900 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 330 515 800 1900 - -

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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: 8/13/2018 1872 H10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base123495111010275613963769326124---452
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Total123495111010275613963789327124---455
 0 %0 %1 %1 %2 %1 %2 %2 %2 %6 %12 %0 %9 %14 %17 %20 %6 %3 %1 %--- 

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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
3/21/2005 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #31, 35/Lot# 244 $345.00
3/6/2006 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2006 March Palm Beach, FL Online Session #413, 413/Lot# 7329 $322.00
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
1/14/2013 PCGS MS 62   Teletrade Auction 3413, 3413/Lot# 1556 $340.00
4/28/2014 PCGS MS 61   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3479, 6028/Lot# 20176 $129.25
10/12/2014 PCGS   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/12/2014, 190/Lot# 204429 $100.00
10/17/2014 PCGS AU 53   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3504, 6058/Lot# 21079 $76.38
12/5/2014 PCGS MS 63   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3511, 6080/Lot# 20128 $217.38
4/3/2018 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131815/Lot# 23292 $372.00


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