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: $0.53 (10/19/2018)
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: 11/4/2016

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1872 S ABOVE BOW H10C MS
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Base $ 17.00 20.00 25.00 28.00 50.00 95.00 120 135 160 185 205 250 355 465 850 1600 4000 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 170
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: 10/15/2018 1872 S ABOVE BOW H10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---1--244919-1019373218123---170
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Total---1--244919-1019373318123---171
 ---1 %--1 %2 %2 %5 %11 %-6 %11 %22 %19 %11 %7 %2 %--- 

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6/27/2005 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 558 $143.75
1/3/2007 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2007 January Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Coin Auction #422, 422/Lot# 2507 $2,012.50
9/19/2010 NGC MS 65   Goldberg $575.00
11/13/2011 NGC Details AU Details  Teletrade Auction 3171, 3171/Lot# 1635 $30.00
1/6/2013 PCGS AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/06/2013, 56/Lot# 83833 $192.50
4/1/2014 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers March 2014 Baltimore Auction, 6008/Lot# 7595 $616.88
6/30/2014 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3488, 6037/Lot# 20158 $581.63
10/12/2014 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131442/Lot# 25136 $199.75
12/24/2017 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131801/Lot# 21270 $408.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1872 S H10C MS ABOVE BOW Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base596376981112012203514374775155756207458201138163923683447367540645466
6067831021412072643804504905355906627709261305188227283523380545310
0000002643804504905355906627709261305188227283523380500
00000030740846450255560570379510321472212530873599393400
1872 S H10C MS ABOVE BOW
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base332323741981552092552853273543664235228471531196928075976984116285
123233386011717322426529933635838545663010751677224838637264119890
0000001732242652993363583854566301075167722483863726400
0000001912392753133453624044897381303182325274919855200
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 3447
Owner: Electric Peak
 
Grade: MS 66
Points: 2368
Owner: toyonakataro
 
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