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: $0.62 (11/17/2017)
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: 11/4/2016

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1873 S H10C MS
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Base $ 17.00 20.00 25.00 28.00 50.00 105 120 145 170 190 215 250 320 500 775 1750 7000 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 268
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
5/9/2005 NGC MS 64   Teletrade Auction 2037, 2037/Lot# 1243 $396.00
9/23/2007 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 1267 $456.00
7/15/2012 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131230/Lot# 26593 $115.00
3/31/2013 PCGS MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 745, 754/Lot# 382 $375.00
2/16/2014 PCGS MS 60   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131408/Lot# 24430 $152.75
6/15/2014 NGC MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/15/2014, 196/Lot# 201245 $270.70
3/31/2015 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers March 2015 Baltimore, 6065/Lot# 32757 $352.50
4/27/2016 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2016 April 27 - May 1 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(6), 1234/Lot# 7521 $528.75


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