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Coins Certified as of 5/5

My Coin #-24803

1796/5 H10C MS65

CERTIFICATION#: -24803
PCGS#: 4255

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. V-1 Ex. Maris Sold by Bowers & Ruddy Nov '79 Price realized $60000

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The 1796/5 Half Dime is an intriguing coin that raises some interesting questions.  Usually, overdates occur on leftover dies from previous years, but they are usually of the same design type.  So, was the placement of the 5 on this Draped Bust obverse simply a mistake or was it the intention, at some point, to strike a 1795-dated Draped Bust Half Dime?  The 15 stars on the obverse may offer a clue because the the 15th state (Kentucky) was admitted to the Union in 1792, while the 16th state (Tennessee) was not admitted until 1796 (after a 1795-dated die with 15 stars would have been created). 

The 1796/5 Half Dime is rarer than the 1796 "normal" date (LIKERTY) variety.  At least ten different Uncirculated examples are known, the best being the Garrett-Pogue PCGS MS66.

Diameter: 16.50 millimeters Designer: Robert Scot Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 10,230 Weight: 1.35 grams Metal Content: 89.2% Silver, 10.8% Copper
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Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 40 R-8.7 1 / 5 TIE 3 / 12 TIE
60 or Better 20 R-9.1 2 / 5 TIE 6 / 12 TIE
65 or Better 1 R-10.0 1 / 5 1 / 12

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade

Lorin G. Parmelee Collection - New York Coin & Stamp 6/1890:728 - T. Harrison Garrett Collection - Robert Garrett Collection - John Work Garrett Collection - Johns Hopkins University Collection - Bowers & Ruddy 11/1979:229 (misattributed as a V-1), $60,000 - Dr. Herb Ketterman Colklection - Jimmy Hayes Collection - Stack’s 10/1985:5 - John Whitney Walter Collection - Stack's 5/1999:1761, $71,875 - Essex Palm Collection - Heritage 1/2007:842, $172,500 - Madison Collection - Heritage 1/2008:2743, $345,000 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack’s/Bowers & Sotheby’s 5/2015:1007, $188,000

2 MS64+ PCGS grade

E.S. Norris Collection - S.H. & H. Chapman 5/1894 - John M. Clapp Collection - John H. Clapp Collection, sold intact in 1942 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 5/1996:895, $28,600 - Stack’s/Bowers 8/2011:7249, $$$ - Stacks/Bowers 3/2012:4053, not sold - Stack’s/Bowers 8/2012:11283, $74,750

3 MS64 PCGS grade

James A. "Jimmy" Hayes Collection, sold privately via Stack’s in 8/1985 - John Whitney Walter Collection - Stack's 5/1999:1762, $21,850 - Simpson Collection

4 MS63 PCGS grade
4 MS63 PCGS grade