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Coins Certified as of 7/29

My Coin #-24811

1829 H10C MS65

CERTIFICATION#: -24811
PCGS#: 4276

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Ex. Chapman (1882) Sold by Bowers & Ruddy Nov '79 Price realized $4000

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: Half Dime production resumed in 1829 (none were produced after 1805).  The design was a smaller version of the Capped Bust design that had been utlized on Dimes since 1809).  Utilizing the most up-to-date technology, the Capped Bust Half Dimes were all struck with a "close" collar, an edge die that created uniform diameters and square edges on the coins.

Over 1.2 million Half Dimes were produced in 1829, a phenomenal output in a series that had never seen a mintage above 87,000.  Thus, the 1829 Half Dime is easy to find on circulated grades and in Mint State grades up to MS-64.  Gem examples become scarce and MS-66 and better examples are quite rare.  The finest examples certified by PCGS (as of July 2011) are two MS-67s.

Diameter: 15.90 millimeters Designer: William Kneass Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 1,230,000 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 2,500 R-4.5 8 / 14 TIE 8 / 14 TIE
60 or Better 600 R-5.8 8 / 14 TIE 8 / 14 TIE
65 or Better 60 R-8.4 7 / 14 7 / 14

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67+ PCGS grade

Richard Burdick, sold privately in 1/2009 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack’s/Bowers & Sotheby’s 5/2015:1018, $21,150

2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade  
5 MS66 PCGS grade