Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dimes (1837-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,492,000
Catalog: KM-91
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 1.24g
ASW: 0.0359oz
Melt Value: $0.57 (2/13/2016)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
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1862 H10C MS obverse 1862 H10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This date saw little circulation at the time of issue, as the suspension of specie payment by banks and the Treasury led to the hoarding of all gold and silver coins in most of the nation. The survival rate of 1862 half dimes in Mint State is thus disproportionately high, and examples remain fairly in grades as high as MS 65. Most, however, suffer from the characteristic striking weakness at the lower shield and upper left of the wreath. The coin illustrated is typical in this regard.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/3/2015

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1862 H10C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 16.00 18.50 30.00 40.00 62.00 100.00 125 135 150 195 250 315 525 900 1600 3200 12500 - -
$ 70.00 - - 145 165 - - 340 650 1000 2300 4900 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 681
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
9/6/2004 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg September 6-7, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 26/Lot# 618 $747.50
9/21/2005 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2005 September Long Beach Signature Auction #384, 384/Lot# 2202 $172.50
12/14/2008 PCGS MS 63   Teletrade Auction 2626, 2626/Lot# 1370 $287.50
9/21/2009 NGC MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 412, 418/Lot# 7305 $667.00
5/30/2012 NGC MS 66   Stack's Bowers The June 2012 Baltimore Auction, 137/Lot# 2495 $977.50
1/9/2013 PCGS MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(2), 1181/Lot# 3903 $2,937.50
5/12/2014 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3481, 6030/Lot# 20182 $690.90
6/4/2014 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2014 June 4 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(1), 1206/Lot# 3543 $1,527.50
6/22/2014 PCGS MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/22/2014, 200/Lot# 200642 $314.06


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1862 H10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base5963761231632442723664374635025636097258471173160921973406624868208849
6067921361902533033904464765225786487669561318180526004353643974960
0000003033904464765225786487669561318180526004353643900
00000033541345448954359468680610641464200130035301662900
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 3406
Owner: Electric Peak Collection
 
Grade: MS 66
Points: 2197
Owner: Electric Peak Collection
 
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