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Seated Half Dime Value 1837-73

Seated Half Dime Value
Uncirculated Seated Half Dime

Mint state and key date listed Seated Half Dime values is for graded, certified and authenticated coins in PCGS or NGC holders. The rest are a sample of raw coin sell but this is not a guarantee your coin with the same date, mint, grade and holder will sell for this exact value.

Seated Half Dime Values By Date

Date/Mint
Mintage
G4
F12
VF35
EF45
AU55
MS63
MS65
PR63
No Stars
1837 Large date
Inc. above
$40
$90
$150
$240
$350
$840
$2550
$11500
1837 Small date
Inc. above
$40
$80
$170
$260
$450
$870
$2580
1838-O
70,000
$130
$310
$540
$1230
$2550
$6325
$28750
No Drapery
1838
2,255,000
$15
$30
$40
$80
$160
$300
$1390
1838 Small stars
Inc. above
$26
$65
$95
$185
$480
$760
$2420
1839
1,069,150
$20
$30
$40
$80
$170
$310
$1265
1839-O
1,034,039
$20
$30
$40
$100
$210
$1886
$6610
1839-O Large O
Inc. above
1839-O Medium O
Inc. above
1839-O Small O
Inc. above
1840
1,344,085
$15
$30
$40
$80
$210
$340
$1610
1840-O
935,000
$30
$60
$130
$250
$400
$1430
Drapery
1840
Inc. above
$30
$80
$150
$255
$340
$385
$1955
1840-O
Inc. above
$40
$130
$220
$665
$2916
$8110
1841
1,150,000
$15
$20
$40
$80
$176
$510
$1171
1841-O
815,000
$20
$40
$90
$230
$400
$1530
1842
815,000
$20
$20
$50
$125
$130
$300
$1000
1842-O
350,000
$30
$70
$210
$565
$1040
$1810
1843
1,165,000
$15
$20
$25
$70
$160
$260
$990
1844
430,000
$20
$25
$45
$60
$190
$260
$1330
1844-O
220,000
$90
$250
$760
$1480
$3270
$11580
$14375
1845
1,564,000
$20
$30
$50
$70
$130
$255
$800
$6670
1845/1845
Inc. above
$60
$100
$920
1846
27,000
$380
$1295
$1686
$3430
$6166
$18500
$6930
1847
1,274,000
$15
$25
$40
$60
$120
$235
$1000
$10350
1848 Medium Date
668,000
$20
$25
$70
$90
$180
$410
$2127
1848 Large Date
Inc. above
$25
$60
$80
$190
$440
$945
$2658
1848-O
600,000
$23
$49
$138
$172
$324
$862
$2510
1849/8
1,309,000
$30
$60
$135
$200
$290
$820
$1510
1849/6
Inc. above
$22
$40
$60
$120
$210
$475
$1115
1849
Inc. above
$18
$28
$40
$70
$170
$320
$990
1849-O
140,000
$30
$110
$230
$450
$1090
$3478
$7510
1850
955,000
$20
$30
$45
$75
$110
$350
$910
1850-O
690,000
$20
$45
$70
$150
$400
$1500
$2978
1851
781,000
$20
$30
$45
$50
$135
$250
$930
1851-O
860,000
$25
$30
$50
$110
$290
$775
$3090
1852
1,000,500
$15
$30
$35
$50
$130
$270
$920
$11601
1852-O
260,000
$30
$90
$170
$330
$500
$2830
$7475
1853
135,000
$30
$90
$156
$300
$400
$960
$2030
1853-O
160,000
$190
$740
$1255
$1600
$2875
$23000
Arrows At Date                      
G4
F12
VF35
EF45
AU55
MS63
MS65
PR63
1853
13,210,020
$10
$20
$40
$80
$110
$270
$1207
1853-O
2,200,000
$22
$35
$45
$100
$120
$950
$3120
1854
5,740,000
$15
$20
$40
$50
$140
$260
$1179
$7015
1854-O
1,560,000
$20
$30
$40
$80
$140
$430
$2947
1855
1,750,000
$15
$25
$30
$50
$140
$280
$1430
$7750
1855-O
600,000
$22
$37
$68
$180
$343
$1078
$4609
Drapery
1856
4,880,000
$15
$20
$40
$50
$110
$235
$990
$3450
1856-O
1,100,000
$20
$25
$50
$136
$260
$830
$1590
1857
7,280,000
$15
$25
$45
$54
$85
$250
$90
$1520
1857-O
1,380,000
$20
$30
$48
$80
$170
$360
$1400
1858
3,500,000
$15
$20
$35
$50
$110
$290
$754
$1034
1858 Inverted Date
Inc. above
$40
$100
$145
$180
$320
$975
$1536
1858 Double Date
Inc. above
$45
$100
$150
$230
$350
$610
$2460
1858-O
1,660,000
$20
$30
$45
$65
$140
$430
$1236
1859
340,000
$20
$35
$45
$65
$115
$300
$980
$970
1859-O
560,000
$20
$35
$70
$126
$210
$385
$1350
Legend Obverse
1860
799,000
$20
$30
$40
$58
$110
$190
$660
$380
1860-O
1,060,000
$15
$30
$40
$50
$130
$265
$950
1861
3,361,000
$18
$30
$50
$60
$110
$190
$815
$490
1861/0
Inc. above
$35
$65
$105
$195
$395
$645
$2270
1862
1,492,000
$20
$40
$55
$70
$100
$240
$640
$430
1863
18,460
$170
$250
$360
$385
$470
$670
$1360
$530
1863-S
100,000
$30
$60
$120
$195
$310
$876
$3730
1864
48,470
$360
$525
$770
$925
$1120
$1240
$1880
$620
1864-S
90,000
$50
$115
$160
$350
$565
$1054
$2780
1865
13,500
$300
$500
$635
$750
$805
$1150
$1855
$680
1865-S
120,000
$35
$90
$200
$236
$560
$1326
1866
10,725
$350
$465
$575
$675
$800
$1150
$2185
$554
1866-S
120,000
$28
$57
$72
$184
$427
$790
$3085
1867
8,625
$480
$680
$785
$850
$1015
$1325
$1710
$617
1867-S
120,000
$26
$50
$80
$220
$400
$1340
$3105
1868
89,200
$60
$115
$190
$225
$365
$810
$1420
$440
1868-S
280,000
$20
$30
$40
$50
$180
$500
$1980
1869
208,600
$20
$35
$40
$50
$150
$285
$980
$524
1869-S
230,000
$20
$40
$50
$70
$240
$690
1870
536,600
$16
$30
$46
$50
$70
$216
$780
$545
1870-S
1
1871
1,837,960
$15
$20
$30
$40
$80
$220
$675
$460
1871-S
161,000
$18
$30
$50
$100
$150
$396
$1845
1872
2,947,950
$14
$35
$40
$60
$90
$180
$754
$460
1872-S Mintmark in wreath
837,000
$15
$20
$35
$40
$100
$200
$610
1872-S Mintmark under wreath
Inc. above
$15
$20
$30
$40
$110
$220
$720
1873
712,600
$15
$20
$30
$40
$90
$190
$900
$500
1873-S
324,000
$15
$20
$40
$46
$100
$265
$780
1865-S
120,000
$32
$45
$88
$201
$236
$557
$1326
1866
10,725
$347
$401
$462
$575
$675
$795
$1150
$2185
$554
$1480
1866-S
120,000
$28
$45
$57
$72
$184
$427
$790
$3085
1867
8,625
$474
$567
$674
$781
$847
$1015
$1322
$1710
$617
$1552
1867-S
120,000
$26
$38
$50
$79
$218
$404
$1342
$3105
1868
89,200
$60
$72
$115
$188
$221
$361
$811
$1423
$440
$1423
1868-S
280,000
$18
$22
$32
$38
$48
$180
$495
$1983
1869
208,600
$18
$22
$33
$39
$48
$149
$281
$979
$524
$1322
1869-S
230,000
$20
$27
$38
$51
$69
$237
$689
1870
536,600
$16
$21
$32
$47
$51
$72
$216
$777
$545
$1408
1870-S
1
$253000
1871
1,837,960
$15
$18
$22
$34
$42
$84
$219
$675
$463
$1523
1871-S
161,000
$18
$22
$34
$47
$99
$149
$396
$1845
1872
2,947,950
$14
$19
$35
$41
$59
$92
$177
$754
$459
$1293
1872-S Mintmark in wreath
837,000
$15
$17
$23
$35
$42
$105
$199
$617
1872-S Mintmark under wreath
Inc. above
$15
$18
$22
$33
$44
$114
$227
$724
1873
712,600
$15
$18
$22
$34
$41
$89
$192
$907
$499
$1221
1873-S
324,000
$15
$18
$23
$38
$46
$99
$265
$777

Date – Mint Rarity:

The Seated Half Dime series has a few key dates worth a nice premium and this series also boast one of the most interesting numismatic stories in history. The most rare Seated Half Dime is the 1870-S with only one specimen known, but according to mint records it should not exist.

The lone 1870-S example was found in 1978 in a junk dealer’s box; over one hundred years after it was minted, if it was minted in 1870-S – we can’t know for certain. So there could be another hidden somewhere and yet to be discovered. The 1870-S Seated Half Dime value is currently at 1.75 million so the next one to surface will make the owner an instant millionaire!

Here’s a list of the rest of the keys and their starting value: 1838-O (worth at least $100), 1846 (worth at least $300), 1853-O No Arrows (worth at least $150), 1863 (worth at least $150), 1864 (worth at least $350), 1865 (worth at least $300), 1866 (worth at least $340),  and there’s a couple other dates that are considered “better” dates.

The common date Seated Half Dime value is anywhere from $5 to $15 depending on how much wear and if the coin is damaged or cleaned.

Grade – Condition:

The higher the grade the higher the premium and the key dates can get extremely expensive in higher grades, and when I say “higher” grades then I am referring to grades of AU (About Uncirculated) and up. Although a few low mintage dates and mints will be expensive in lower grades, this is the exception and not the rule.

As an example a 1846 is worth around $300 in G4 (Good), in AU it’s worth around $6,200, in MS (Mint State) can be worth at least $10,000, and up to $20,000. In comparison, the common date 1856 is worth less than $15 in G4 grade, $115 in AU and $230 in MS. So grading is important and these values only apply to coins that are problem free.

Seated Dime Value G4
Seated Half Dime G4

Varieties:

The varieties for this series do add a premium but in the lower grades not so much, but once the grade increases then the value differential is much clearer. For example the 1840-O With Drapery, Type 3, Stars on Reverse is $25 in G4 and over $3,000 in AU55, but the 1840 with drapery is $15 in G4 and only $300 in AU55 so the mintage of each variety, plus the grade is going to make the difference in Seated Half Dime Value.

You have several other varieties to look for and here’s the most well known, 1837 Large And Small Date, 1840 No Drapery, 1840-O Drapery and the Drapery version of both dates and mints but with Stars on reverse, 1848 Medium and Large Date, 1849/6, 1849/8 Over Dates, 1853 and 1853-O No Arrows, 1858 Inverted Date, 1861 ‘1/0’,

Proofs:

The proofs are extremely rare from 1856 and back with most of them only known for a few specimens, but the later dated proofs after 1856 are rare but just not as much with a starting value of $250 and can the most expensive proof (1837) can go as high as $105,000 if graded by PCGS PR67

Specifications:
Designer: Obverse by Thomas Sully, executed by Christian Gobrecht; Reverse by Christian Gobrecht
Diameter: 15.9 millimeters
Metal Content: Silver – 90%, Other – 10%
Weight: 20.6 grains (1.3 grams)
Edge: Reeded
Mint mark: None for Philadelphia Mint, S for San Francisco Mint, O for New Orleans Mint, and appears below DIME on the reverse.

Seated Half Dime Values By Date – Mint:

No Stars

1837
1838-O
 
No Drapery
1838
1838 Small Stars
1839
1839-O
1839-O Large O
1840
1840-O
1841
1841-O
1842
1842-O
1843
1844
1844-O Small O
1844-O Large O
1845
1846
1847
1848 Medium Date
1848 Large Date
1848-O
1849/6
1849/8
1849
1849-O
1850
1850-O
1851
1851-O
1852
1852-O
1853
1853-O
 
Arrows
1853
1853-O
1854
1854-O
1855
1855-O
 
No Arrows
1856
1856-O
1857
1857-O
1858
1858 Inverted Date
1858/1858
1858-O
1859
1859-O
1860 Transitional
 
Legend Obverse
1860
1860-O
1861
1861/0
1862
1863
1863-S
1864
1864-S
1865
1865-S
1866
1866-S
1867
1867-S
1868
1868-S
1869
1869-S
1870
1871
1871-S
1872
1872-S S in Wreath
1872-S S Below Wreath
1873
1873-S

Flowing Hair Half Dime Value 1794-95

Flowing Hair Half Dime Value
Uncirculated Flowing Hair Half Dime

Flowing Hair Value By Date

Mint state and key date listed Flowing Hair Half Dime values is for graded, certified and authenticated coins in PCGS or NGC holders. The rest are a sample of raw coin sell but this is not a guarantee your coin with the same date, mint, grade and holder will sell for this exact value.

Date/Mint
Mintage
G4
VG8
F12
VF35
EF45
AU55
MS63
MS65
1794
86,416
$1538
$2703
$4010
$5376
$5958
$11315
$28750
$72833
1795
Inc above
$1610
$2041
$2223
$2817
$5278
$6684
$17850
$25300

Flowing Hair Half Dime Value Facts:

Date – Mint Rarity:

You only have two dates to choose from and neither have mint marks because they were minted at the Philadelphia Mint only. The 1794 appears to be the most rare and is worth the most with values starting at over $1,000, and that’s in the lowest grade. You might find one in damaged condition for a $1,000 but finding them listed for sell is difficult enough.

The 1795 is easier to find and buy, so a good deal on these would be under $1,500 and a great deal on a low grade and damaged coin is $600. A 1795 provides the best opportunity to buy one for your type collection.

You can find the best deal  on them at ebay auction, but BIN (Buy It Now) are often to pricey, so be patient and try not to bid to win but bid what you can reasonably pay and not go over what the coin is worth. If you just want a hole filler for your album then you can find the 1795 more readily than the 1794.

Flowing Hair Half Dime Value AG3
Flowing Hair Half Dime AG3

Grade – Condition:

AG3 is the most economical grade for both dates because they’re worth thousands in higher grades. A 1794 in VG8 (Very Good) is worth $3,000 and in it’s $11,000+ in AU50 (About uncirculated, and the 1794 is worth at least $2,000 in VG8 and $7,000 in AU50.

In Mint State (MS) they can reach as high as $70,000 and not less than $18,000 depending on the date. A MS63 1794 is worth around $30,000 and the 1795 in the same grade is worth around $18,000 – this gives your and idea of how rare this two date series is.

It is the first United States coin to have the denomination Half Dime, it’s predecessor of 1792 had Half Disme (pronounced deem) and was an attempt at international appealing denomination.

Flowing Hair Half Dime Value By Date:

Draped Bust Half Dime Value 1796-1805

Draped Bust Half Dime Value
AU (About Uncirculated) Draped Bust Half Dime
draped bust half dime value
1796 Draped Bust Half Dime Small Eagle

Draped Bust Half Dime Value By Date

Mint state and key date listed Draped Bust Half Dime values is for graded, certified and authenticated coins in PCGS or NGC holders. The rest are a sample of raw coin sell but this is not a guarantee your coin with the same date, mint, grade and holder will sell for this exact value.

Date/Mint
Mintage
AG3
VG8
F12
VF30
EF45
AU55
Small Eagle Rev
 
 
1796 6 over 5
10,230
$800
$2,000
$3,500
$7,250
$10,000
$25,000
1796 LIBRTY
Inc. above
$750
$1,500
$3,000
$6,250
$9,000
$15,000
1796 LIKERTY
Inc. above
$850
$1,750
$3,250
$6,500
$10,000
$17,500
1797 15 Stars
44,527
$750
$1,500
$2,500
$6,000
$8,750
$14,500
1797 16 Stars
Inc. above
$750
$1,750
$2,750
$6,250
$10,000
$17,500
1797 13 Stars
Inc. above
$1,000
$2,000
$3,000
$12,000
$20,000
$40,000
Heraldic Eagle Rev
 
1800
24,000
$500
$1,000
$2,000
$4,250
$7,000
$10,000
1800 LIBEKTY
16,000
$500
$1,000
$2,000
$5,250
$8,000
$12,500
1801
27,760
$500
$1,000
$2,000
$5,250
$8,500
$15,000
1802
3,060
$15,000
$40,000
$50,000
$150,000
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1803 Large 8
37,850
$550
$1,500
$2,250
$4,250
$6,000
$9,000
1803 Small 8
Inc. above
$1,000
$2,500
$5,000
$9,000
$15,000
$35,000
1805
15,600
$550
$1,500
$2,500
$5,250
$12,500
$30,000

Draped Bust Half Dime Value Facts:

Date – Mint Rarity:

All of the dates are rare but some have lower reported mintages and thus lower survival rates-the 1802 leads the pack as the key date among regular issues and value starts at $25,000 raw and much more when certified and graded.

The 1802 is followed in rarity by the 1796/5, the 1805 and the 1800 LIBEKTY but none of the mintages reached 45,000 for any given year, so they’re all rare and valuable.

Grade-Condition:

The value on AG3 graded Draped Bust Half Dimes begins at just over $1,000 for the higher mintage dates like 1800, 1795 15 Stars, 1801, 1805, 1803 Large 8. However the value is less than $1,000 if the coin is damaged with a hole, scratches or harshly cleaned, so you can find genuine and ungraded examples a bit cheaper.

AG3 values for the lower mintage dates mentioned above can be as much as $25,000 and as less as $2,500, but in higher grades these coins no matter the mintage are worth thousands of dollars. All of the dates are worth near or over $10,000 in EF45 (Extremely Fine) or above and the 1802 is worth at least $140,000 in VF30 (Very Fine).

Draped Bust Half Dime value
G4 Draped Bust Half Dime

Varieties:

Just about every date has at least one variety and the most valuable variety is the 1797 13 Stars that starts in value at $2,000. The 1803 Large 8 is the least valuable that starts in value at $1,100. So count the stars on the 1797 and check the spelling of LIBERTY for the dates 1800 and 1796, and look for over-dates since these can effect the value of these coins.

Specifications:
Designer: Robert Scot
Diameter: 16.5 millimeters
Metal content: Silver – 89.2%, Copper – 10.8%
Weight: 21 grains (1.3 grams)
Edge: Reeded
Mint mark: None (all examples of this date and type were struck at the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Mint)

Draped Bust Half Dime Value By Date:

1796/5
1796 LIBERTY
1796 LIKERTY
1797 15 Stars
1797 16 Stars
1797 13 Stars
 
Draped Bust Half Dime Value, Heraldic Eagle  1800-05
1800
1800 LIBEKTY
1801
1802
1803
1805

Capped Bust Half Dime Value 1829-37

Capped Half Dime Value
Capped Bust Half Dime Unicirculated

Mint state and key date listed Capped Bust Half Dime values is for graded, certified and authenticated coins in PCGS or NGC holders. The rest are a sample of raw coin sell but this is not a guarantee your coin with the same date, mint, grade and holder will sell for this exact value.

Date/Mint
Mintage
G4
F12
VF35
EF45
AU55
MS63
MS65
1829
1,230,000
$40
$70
$100
$186
$280
$860
$2710
1830
1,240,000
$40
$70
$100
$140
$360
$650
$2580
1831
1,242,700
$40
$70
$100
$170
$330
$750
$2100
1832
965,000
$45
$75
$90
$150
$250
$660
$2290
1833
1,370,000
$40
$70
$90
$160
$310
$620
$2430
1834
1,480,000
$40
$70
$90
$130
$290
$720
$2320
1834 3 over inv. 3
Inc above
$60
$100
$160
$250
$500
$1000
$3850
1835 Lg. Dt. and 5c
2,760,000
$40
$70
$90
$140
$300
$760
$2520
1835 Lg. Dt. Sm 5c
Inc above
$40
$70
$90
$165
$280
$680
$2690
1835 Sm Dt. Lg 5c
Inc above
$40
$70
$90
$150
$310
$720
$2450
1835 Sm Dt. and 5c
Inc above
$40
$70
$90
$160
$290
$700
$2400
1836 Sm 5c
1,900,000
$40
$70
$90
$195
$200
$760
$2740
1836 Large 5c
Inc above
$40
$70
$80
$175
$200
$710
$2010
1836 3 over inv. 3
Inc above
$50
$90
$120
$250
$400
$870
$2800
1837 Sm 5c
871,000
$50
$110
$140
$260
$590
$1220
$4850
1837 Lg. 5c
Inc above
$40
$80
$120
$170
$420
$760
$3170

Capped Bust Half Dime Value

Date – Mint Rarity:

No date rarities to bolster the Capped Bust Half Dime value so all of them can be bought for $40 to $60 in the lowest grade. All of the date’s mintages range from 965,000 for the 1832 to 2,760,00 for the 1835 Large Date.

The real rarities can be found in the proofs since all of them are rare with some known for only a handful and some upward of only 30 examples and the 1837 Capped Bust Half Dime might not exist anymore. The start in value at $4,000 and can be as much as $20,000 in PR63 (Proof) and much more in higher grades.

So make certain you learn a little about what constitutes a proof verses a business strike. Proofs are always struck with specially prepared dies and often struck more than once to impart sharp details. Proofs can be toned but they will display a reflective or flat looking fields with sharply struck details. Also proofs can be found circulated so don’t overlook a coin that looks “different” but has been circulated.

Grade – Condition:

G4 Capped Bust Dime value ranges from $40 to $60 but when they reach the AU50 (About Uncirculated) they can be worth $200 to $500 depending on the date or if it’s a variety. The 1834 3 over inverted 3 is worth around $500 in AU50 but the 1835 Large 5c is around $200 so the rarity of a variety is not determined by the mintage of the date it’s included in but by how many have been reported over the years.

In MS63 (Mint State) you can buy most Capped Bust Half Dimes for less than $1,000 and most as low as $700 and when you consider the mintage that’s not bad deal for a coin of this type.

Capped Bust Half Dime Value
Capped Bust Half Dime G4

Varieties:

Capped Bust Half Dime value for the varieties isn’t much different in the lower grades but some do separate in price as does the grade. So if looking for the value in varieties you should start with EF40 (Extremely Fine) and up.

Specifications:
Designer: William Kneass
Diameter: 15.5 millimeters
Metal content: Silver – 89.25%, Copper – 10.75%
Weight: 1.35 grams
Edge: Reeded
Mint marks: None (all coins of this type were struck at Philadelphia)

Capped Bust Half Dime Value By Date – Mint

1829 Capped Bust Half Dime
1830 Capped Bust Half Dime
1831 Capped Bust Half Dime
1832 Capped Bust Half Dime
1833 Capped Bust Half Dime
1834 Capped Bust Half Dime
1834 3 over inv. 3 Capped Bust Half Dime
1835 Lg. Dt. and 5c Capped Bust Half Dime
1835 Lg. Dt. Sm 5c Capped Bust Half Dime
1835 Sm Dt. Lg 5c1835 Sm Dt. and 5c Capped Bust Half Dime
1836 Sm 5c Capped Bust Half Dime
1836 Large 5c Capped Bust Half Dime
1836 3 over inv. 3 Capped Bust Half Dime
1837 Sm 5c Capped Bust Half Dime
1837 Lg. 5c Capped Bust Half Dime

 Half Dime

 

1792 Half Disme Value (Half Dime)

1792 Half Disme Value
1792 “Bust” Half Disme

1792 Half Disme Value

Date/Mint
Mintage
G4
F12
VF35
XF45
AU55
MS63
1792
Est. 1,500
$34500
$47562
$69346
$89125
$152375
$384291
100 Known
1792 Half Disme Value
1792 Half Disme G4 Grade

Design: The 1792 has INDUSTRY – LIB – PAR – OF – SCIENCE around the inside rim, and is translated as “Industry and liberty on par with science”. This coin doesn’t have a mint mark and was minted in Philadelphia, as most early US Coins were.

Specifications:
Designer: Robert Birch and Joseph Wright
Mintage: 1500-2000 [est.]
Denomintion: Half Disme
Diameter: 17.5 millimeters
Metal content: .8924 silver, .1076 copper
Weight: 1.35 grams

Is the 1792 Half Disme the first coin minted by the US for circulation?

Half Dime