Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dimes (1837-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,034,000
Catalog: KM-62.1
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 1.34g
ASW: 0.0388oz
Melt Value: $0.68 (5/2/2016)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1840 NO DRAPERY H10C MS obverse 1840 NO DRAPERY H10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The mintage for this first edition of the 1840 Philadelphia Mint half dime was large, and examples are fairly plentiful across all grades through MS 64. Most are well struck, though die cracks are often seen.

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1840 NO DRAPERY H10C MS
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Base $ 18.50 21.00 28.00 35.00 110 200 215 230 250 330 380 475 815 2250 4375 9900 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 297
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 68


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7/7/1999 NGC MS 64   Teletrade Auction 1183, 1183/Lot# 1186 $517.75
8/14/2006 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 100, 105/Lot# 140 $161.00
9/10/2006 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 1462 $1,897.50
7/7/2013 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131329/Lot# 20799 $117.50
7/21/2013 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131331/Lot# 24116 $80.00
12/22/2013 PCGS AU 53   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/22/2013, 106/Lot# 137994 $310.00
5/12/2014 PCGS AU 53   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3481, 6030/Lot# 20176 $158.63
10/12/2014 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131442/Lot# 25707 $199.75


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