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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 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

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