The 1871 Seated Liberty half dimes have value as numismatic coins. Keep reading to learn more about these silver coins.
Type: Seated Liberty Half Dime
Face Value: $0.05
Composition: 90% silver, 10% copper
Silver Weight: .03936 oz.
Total Weight: 1.24 grams
Current Silver Bullion Value: $0.80
Half dimes minted from 1860-1873 are Seated Liberty variety 4 coins. For this variety there is a legend on the front of the coin.
The US minted the 1871 half dime with no mint mark and also the 1871 S half dime. The mint mark, when present, can be found on the reverse side of the coin above the bow.
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This coin in circulated condition will be worth more than its weight in silver. But for reference, the silver melt value for this coin is $0.80 as of September 24, 2021. This melt value is calculated from the current silver spot price of $22.38 per ounce.
The 1871 half dime with no mint mark is worth around $24 in good condition. In very fine condition the value is around $32. In extremely fine condition the value is around $60. In uncirculated condition the price is around $150 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 63 can sell for around $250.
The 1871 S half dime is worth around $25 in good condition. In very fine condition the value is around $65 and in extremely fine condition the value is around $80. In uncirculated condition the price is around $250 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 63 can sell for around $450.
Proof coins with no mint mark are available and they are valued at around $550 each in PR 63 condition. There were only 960 proof coins minted.
Good- The date and letters are readable. The word "LIBERTY" on the shield is smooth.
Very fine- The word "LIBERTY" is even and strong.
Extremely fine- Both the word "LIBERTY" and the scroll have distinct edges.
MS 60 uncirculated- There are no signs of wear. The coin has luster, but there may be a few stains, abrasions, or surface marks.
MS 63 choice uncirculated- In the major focal areas there are some blemishes or contact marks. The coin's luster might not be as prominent.
PR 63 proof- This coin has reflective surfaces and only a few blemishes away from the major focal points. There are no major flaws.
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