Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dimes (1837-1873)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 324,000
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 1.2400g
ASW: 0.0359oz
Melt Value: $0.52 (3/29/2020)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
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1873 S H10C MS obverse 1873 S H10C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Coinage of this issue was limited to the opening months of the year, after which time this denomination became obsolete. The result was a smaller mintage than in 1872, and it's not certain that all of these coins were actually issued.

Though more available in Mint State than its Philadelphia Mint cousin, this is still a fairly scarce issue in gem condition.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 11/27/2019

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1873 S H10C MS
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Base $ 19.00 24.00 30.00 36.00 54.00 105 120 145 170 190 215 250 335 525 715 1680 7000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 410 530 900 2700 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 274
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67

The chart showing G series, VG series, 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: 3/24/2020 1873 S H10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-1--2-42412261114740783871---274
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Total-1--2-42412261114740784081---277
 -0%--1%-1%1%1%4%9%0%4%17%14%28%14%3%0%--- 

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