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: $0.53 (10/19/2018)
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 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 410 535 900 2750 - -

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Census

 
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: 10/15/2018 1873 S H10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-1--2-32411241114740823961---274
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Total-1--2-32411241114740824071---276
 -0 %--1 %-1 %1 %1 %4 %9 %0 %4 %17 %14 %30 %14 %3 %0 %--- 

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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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1/17/2005 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2005 Fort Lauderdale, FL (FUN) Bullet Sale #361, 361/Lot# 807 $207.00
9/10/2006 NGC MS 65   Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 1471 $834.00
7/18/2011 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 602, 609/Lot# 1139 $195.50
5/30/2012 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers The June 2012 Baltimore Auction, 137/Lot# 2499 $705.00
2/18/2013 PCGS MS 62   Teletrade Auction 3418, 3418/Lot# 1911 $170.00
4/28/2013 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131319/Lot# 20938 $146.88
2/27/2014 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 27 - 28 & March 2 Mid-Winter ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Atlanta Session(5), 1203/Lot# 7375 $223.25
5/11/2014 NGC MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/11/2014, 179/Lot# 182092 $209.55
6/15/2014 NGC MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/15/2014, 196/Lot# 201245 $270.70
8/30/2015 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131536/Lot# 23326 $423.00


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