Coins Certified as of 12/9

My Coin #25570010

1841 H10C MS67

PCGS#: 4328

Owner's Comments

1841 H10C MS67 V-2 Mintage: 50,000. The last 1 in the date is low and recut, and a small lunule appears between stars 10 and 11. Sharply struck, this is an extraordinarily well-preserved Superb Gem of this type, with full original luster and an exemplary strike, struck from moderately clashed dies. The surfaces emit a warm glow, with lightly toned, golden-rose centers and rich golden-brown, mauve and cobalt-blue peripheral colors about the rims. This second year of the Drapery sub-type is more available than its introductory 1840 counterpart, but relatively few pieces have been certified by PCGS in Mint State grades. Among half dime collectors the 1841 is considered a common date, but it certainly is uncommon in MS67 condition. VARIETIES: V-1 (Proof only). V-2 and V-3 represent variations of the date replacement. There is also a repunched date (RPD) variety with a repunched 1 at the top, and a reverse with heavy lettering designated V-4. The V-2 in late die states exhibits a significant die crack running diagonally from 2 to 7 o’clock. Evidencing not a hint of a crack, this piece would seem to be an example of a much earlier die state. The V-2 variety usually is strongly struck, other than minor weakness of dentils on the reverse, with a full head, shield and toe. The date and stars are boldly punched. The pendant lines up just right of the upright of the 4, and the shield points to the top of the 1.

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The 1841 Half Dime is a relatively common date, thanks to a mintage of over a million pieces, and a fairly large supply of high-grade survivors.  Collectors should have not trouble finding examples in all grades up to MS64.  Gems are scarce but not overly rare.  The best examples are a few MS67s certified by PCGS.

Diameter: 15.90 millimeters Designer: Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 1,150,000 Weight: 1.34 grams Metal Content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 600 R-5.8 23 / 36 TIE 45 / 79 TIE
60 or Better 150 R-7.5 22 / 36 43 / 79 TIE
65 or Better 30 R-8.9 21 / 36 TIE 43 / 79 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
5 MS66+ PCGS grade