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 (12/10/2018)
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: 273
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: 12/10/2018 1873 S H10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-1--2-32411241114840803961---273
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Total-1--2-32411241114840804071---275
 -0 %--1 %-1 %1 %1 %4 %9 %0 %4 %17 %15 %29 %15 %3 %0 %--- 

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9/23/2007 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 1267 $456.00
1/30/2011 PCGS MS 63   Teletrade Auction 3004, 3004/Lot# 1603 $276.00
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
9/8/2013 PCGS AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/08/2013, 91/Lot# 136859 $143.00
3/21/2014 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2014 March 21 & 23 US Coins Signature Auction - San Francisco Session(3), 1198/Lot# 11192 $763.75
10/28/2015 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2015 October 28 Gardner Collection IV US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1229/Lot# 98194 $1,175.00
2/22/2018 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2018 February 22 - 26 LB Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(6), 1272/Lot# 7511 $660.00


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