Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dimes (1837-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 2,947,000
Catalog: KM-91
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 1.24g
ASW: 0.0359oz
Melt Value: $0.71 (7/24/2016)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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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: 9/3/2015

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1872 H10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 15.00 17.50 22.50 25.00 47.00 95.00 110 125 140 165 185 245 270 515 950 1600 - - - -
$ 53.00 - 120 130 155 - - - 310 575 1075 2500 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 429
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
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
11/3/2011 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 633, 640/Lot# 5111 $448.50
2/19/2012 PCGS Genuine Genuine   Teletrade Auction 3227, 3227/Lot# 1544 $42.00
12/2/2012 NGC MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/02/2012, 51/Lot# 87303 $133.10
6/3/2014 PCGS MS 63   Stack's Bowers June 2014 Baltimore, 6021/Lot# 3760 $258.50
5/12/2015 NGC MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2015 May 12 The Eugene H. Gardner Collection III US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1228/Lot# 98185 $3,760.00
10/28/2015 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2015 October 28 Gardner Collection IV US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1229/Lot# 98191 $1,057.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1872 H10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base545972941021902123513954374775395867157641159165821972362253528313915
566379971311972583664094504985556297318961325183822522420263431920
0000002583664094504985556297318961325183822522420263400
00000030538042346451857067274810271492201723072477273200
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 2197
Owner: Electric Peak Collection
 
Grade: MS 66
Points: 2197
Owner: Electric Peak Collection
 
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