A “Mini-Hoard” of 1873-S Half Dimes
At a recent coin show we had the enormous good fortune to come across a “mini-hoard” of 1873-S half dimes, all PCGS-certified and all “as nice as they come” for their respective grades.
The half dime denomination had its origins in 1794, with the Liberty Seated design type starting in 1837, that year without obverse stars. In 1838, stars were added to the obverse, and in 1860 the stars were swapped for UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. In 1866, the advent of the copper-nickel Shield five-cent nickel design spelled the beginning of the end for the silver half dime series, as the silver five-cent piece was now redundant. The nickel issues won out, and after 1873, the final year of half dime production, the silver half dimes of yesteryear were a thing of the past. The gorgeous selection of 1873-S half dimes offered here are a link to this historic era and represent a great value at the listed prices. Why not add a beautiful example to your growing coin collection?
1873-S MS-65 (PCGS) (CAC). Frosty, lustrous, and boldly struck. A dusting of pale champagne iridescence completes the charming picture $875
1873-S MS-65 (PCGS) (CAC). A frosty and lustrous Gem with full mint brilliance and impressive eye appeal. $875
1873-S MS-65 (PCGS) (CAC). Fully brilliant, intensely lustrous, and boldly struck—all you could ever hope for in a Gem Liberty Seated half dime. $875
1873-S MS-64+ (PCGS) (CAC). Pale champagne highlights on reflective fields and frosty motifs. The PCGS “+” and the CAC sticker are well-earned here! $595