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: $0.65 (2/23/2017)
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
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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: 434
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 67


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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
5/29/2011 NGC Details UNC Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131123/Lot# 28073 $79.00
5/27/2012 NGC MS 61   Teletrade Auction 3283, 3283/Lot# 1367 $149.50
10/17/2012 NGC MS 63   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 24406 $177.43
4/13/2014 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131416/Lot# 20494 $135.13
8/31/2014 PCGS   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/31/2014, 189/Lot# 204429 $100.00
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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