Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dimes (1837-1873)
Mint: San Francisco
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 S ABOVE BOW H10C MS obverse 1872 S ABOVE BOW H10C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

This is the most commonly seen San Francisco Mint half dime across all grades. Even a fair number of gems exist to satisfy the series specialist or advanced type collector.

The mintage of this date appears to have been about evenly divided between coins having their mintmarks either above or below the bow. The latter were presumably coined later, as the entire issue of 1871 S half dimes were of the "within wreath" style.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/19/2019

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1872 S ABOVE BOW H10C MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 182
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67

The chart showing 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 S ABOVE BOW H10C MS
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Base---1--2541121-1123383319113---182
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Total---1--2541121-1123383419113---183
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1872 S ABOVE BOW H10C MS PL
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Base596376981112012203514374775155756207458201138163923683447367540645466
6067831021412072643804504905355906627709261305188227283523380545315739
0000002643804504905355906627709261305188227283523380500
00000030740846450255560570379510321472212530873599393400
1872 S ABOVE BOW H10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base332323741981552092552853273543664235228471531196928075976984116285
1232333860117173224265299336358385456630107516772248386372641198917099
0000001732242652993363583854566301075167722483863726400
0000001912392753133453624044897381303182325274919855200
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 3447
Owner: Ben McQuaide
 
Grade: MS 67
Points: 3447
Owner: Electric Peak
 
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