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1872 Silver Liberty Seated Half Dime PCGS MS65 CAC

1872 Silver Liberty Seated Half Dime PCGS MS65 CAC
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Why purchase this Seated Liberty 1872 Half Dime?

The half dime was one of the first coins issued by the United States. This 1872 piece comes from the second to last issue in the series. Nickels completely replaced the half dime in 1874. This coin offers a unique connection to a bygone era in America's rich numismatic history.

  • This coin was 5 cents US legal tender.
  • The coin was struck on a 1.24 g planchet of .900 fine silver.
  • This piece comes from the penultimate issue of half dimes.
  • Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) graded this coin Mint State 65.
  • Certified Acceptance Corporation (CAC) certified that this coin is high end for its grade.

Exquisite Seated Liberty Design by James Longacre

Obverse: James Longacre's obverse design shows Liberty sitting down with her head turned to face the left side of this face. She holds a pole that has a Liberty cap at the top with one hand and balances a union shield with the other. Inscriptions on this face read, "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" and "1872."

Reverse: On the reverse, which was also designed by Longacre, the coin's face value, "HALF DIME," is inscribed in large font in the center. It is encircled by a wreath.

Well Preserved MS65 CAC

This coin received a grade of Mint State 65 from the experts at Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS). That grade means that the coin was struck well and lacks any traces of wear. The coin is also Certified Acceptance Corporation (CAC) certified, which means that it is on the upper end of the grade that it received.

Don't miss your chance to own this Seated Liberty MS65 1872 Half Dime.



This 1872 Silver Liberty Seated Half Dime PCGS MS65 CAC is proudly minted by the U.S. Mint. The United States Mint was founded in 1792 and manufactures circulating, collectible, and bullion coinage.

Year of Issue:1872
Mint:U.S. Mint
Branch:Philadelphia
Grading Service:PCGS
Grade:MS65
Designation:CAC
Finish:Mint State
Composition:Silver
Purity:0.900
Weight in Grams:1.24 g
Weight in Ounces:0.0399 oz
Diameter:15.90 mm
Country:United States
Mintage:2,947,000
Obverse Design:Seated Liberty
Reverse Design:Denomination Within Wreath
Obverse Designer/Engraver:James B. Longacre
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