1794 H10C AU55

CERTIFICATION#: -24800
PCGS#: 4250

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. V-1 Ex. Randall Collection Sold by Bowers & Ruddy Nov '79 Price realized $7500

Expert Comments

Ron Guth:

The 1794 Half Dime was the first year that this denomination was made inside the new United States Mint, thus this date carries a premium with type collectors.  The 1794 Half Dime has a low mintage and is very scarce in all conditions.  However, a number of nice, high-grade examples have survived, including a few Gems.

Varieties (4):
Valentine 1 - Very Rare
Valentine 2 - Rare
Valentine 3 - Rare
Valentine 4 - Very Scarce

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"Federal Half Dimes 1792-1837" by Russell J. Logan and John W. McCloskey

Diameter: 16.50 millimeters Designer: Robert Scot Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 7,756 Weight: 1.35 grams Metal Content: 89.2% Silver, 10.8% Copper
2
700
1
4
1,800
3
8
2,250
3
45+
7,950
50+
11,500
53+
13,000
55+
14,500
58+
17,500
62+
27,500
63+
34,000
64+
50,000
1
65+
95,000
1

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 550 R-5.9 1 / 2 1 / 2
60 or Better 57 R-8.4 1 / 2 1 / 2
65 or Better 7 R-9.6 1 / 2 1 / 2

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS65+ PCGS grade Stack's/Bowers 3/2012:4052, $71,875 - High Desert Collection (PCGS Set Registry)
3 MS65 PCGS grade  
3 MS65 PCGS grade  
3 MS65 PCGS grade