1849/6 H10C MS65

CERTIFICATION#: 06666579
PCGS#: 4342

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The 1849/6 Half Dime is a controversial variety.  Some experts, such as the authors of the CherryPickers' Guide, believe the traditional 1849/6 variety (FS-302) is actually an 1849/8.  Less convincing is FS-301, which is a tossup as to whether it is an 1849/8 or an 1849/6.    Walter Breen confused the issue further by listing FS-301 as an 1849/8/6 and FS-302 as an 1849/48.

Either way, there is a clear undertype on both varieties, and they are both very popular and highly collectible varieties.

 

Diameter: 15.90 millimeters Designer: Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 1,309,000 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 175 R-7.2 5 / 36 6 / 79 TIE
60 or Better 45 R-8.6 12 / 36 17 / 79
65 or Better 7 R-9.6 10 / 36 TIE 16 / 79 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade
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1 MS65 PCGS grade