1846 H10C AU53

CERTIFICATION#: 06666573
PCGS#: 4336

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The 1846 Half Dime is the key to the re-Civil War Half Dimes and has the lowest mintage, by far, of any date prior to 1863.  As a result, this date is popular in all grades, even down to Good condition, making it difficult and expensive for collectors to own this date.  In Mint State, the 1846 Half Dime is extremely rare, with only a handful known to exist, and none better than MS-62.  The PCGS Condition Census includes a number of About Uncirculated pieces, some as low as AU-53.  Apart from the unique 1870-S, this is the most desirable of all the Seated Liberty Half Dimes.

Diameter: 15.90 millimeters Designer: Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 27,000 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 250 R-6.6 9 / 36 TIE 14 / 79 TIE
60 or Better 4 R-9.8 1 / 36 TIE 2 / 79 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 36 1 / 79

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS63 PCGS grade  

Joseph O'Connor, sold privately in 1/2004 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30192

2 MS62 PCGS grade
2 MS62 PCGS grade  
4 AU58 estimated grade  
5 AU55 PCGS grade