Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dimes (1837-1873)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 324,000
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: $0.59 (5/26/2016)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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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: 9/3/2015

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1873 S H10C MS
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Base $ 16.00 18.50 23.50 28.00 50.00 100.00 120 135 150 190 255 285 500 900 2300 7500 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 260
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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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
1/24/2010 PCGS XF 45   Teletrade Auction 2802, 2802/Lot# 1470 $74.75
7/12/2012 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2012 July 12-15 US Coin Summer FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(4), 1172/Lot# 7838 $161.00
3/31/2013 PCGS MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 745, 754/Lot# 382 $375.00
6/9/2013 PCGS AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/09/2013, 78/Lot# 113093 $110.00
12/5/2013 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2013 December 5 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Houston Session(5), 1192/Lot# 7469 $470.00
3/31/2015 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers March 2015 Baltimore, 6065/Lot# 32757 $352.50


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