Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dimes (1837-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 950
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 1.2400g
ASW: 0.0359oz
Melt Value: $1.02 (8/7/2020)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
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1872 H10C PF obverse 1872 H10C PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

It has been suggested by Walter Breen and others that some of the 950 proofs coined for 1872 remained at the Mint in 1873 and were subsequently melted, though dealers usually bought up any leftovers at face value at the end of each calendar year. Some may have been melted, but the number was likely very small.

1872 proof half dimes show some deterioration of the obverse master hub which is manifested most obviously in the softness of the legend. In addition, the top of letter D in UNITED broke prior to the creation of the 1871 master die and was never fixed. The Mint's engraving staff must have known that this denomination was already on the chopping block and did not invest the time and expense of creating a new hub.

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Last Updated: 11/1/2019

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1872 H10C PF
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - 290 360 420 615 865 1490 2100 6400 - - -
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1872 H10C PF CA
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 455 585 680 1050 1900 2900 7000 - - -
1872 H10C PF UC
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1600 3100 3125 8750 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 179
Low Grade: 60
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 68

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 8/4/2020 1872 H10C PF
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Base-----------15182651281081--148
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Total-----------15182751281081--149
 -----------1%3%12%18%34%19%7%5%1%-- 
1872 H10C PF CA
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------1545123---30
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Total-------------1545123---30
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1872 H10C PF UC
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Base-----------------1----1
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Total-----------------1-1--2
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1872 H10C PF CA
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base69772374977680282985888891894998210131123123913931730246431945049535258637684
70673275878581183986889892896099210501162129015051975270738125150552264700
00000086889892896099210501162129015051975270738125150552200
000000878908939971100310861200134216182219295144315251569300
1872 H10C PF UC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11661202124012791319136014011443148615301576162317761940211523022472265128403038337611420
1178121512531292133313741415145715011545159216741831199821772359253227142906315160570
0000001415145715011545159216741831199821772359253227142906315100
0000001429147215151561160717251885205722402415259127772972326300
1872 H10C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base51253255157259561564066368671373976487499012261547230226143952420546346173
519538558580602623648671695722747801913106913331799240630604036434851470
000000648671695722747801913106913331799240630604036434800
000000655678704730756837951114714402050251035064121449100
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Grade: PF 64
Points: 1547
Owner: Electric Peak
 
Grade: PF 63
Points: 1226
Owner: Ultra Cameo Collection
 
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