1859 H10C MS68+

PCGS#: 4371

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: In 1859, the Half Dime mintage fell dramatically to less than a tenth of the year before.  In spite of its rather low mintage, the 1859 Half Dime remains affordable in most grades.  One might say it is an excellent value in all grades.  To make this date even more accessible, a mini-hoard of just over a dozen high-grade examples appeared on the market in 2012.  Nothing less than an MS67 appeared in this lot, and two of the coins earned the remarkable grade of MS68+ at PCGS.

Diameter: 15.90 millimeters Designer: Anthony C. Paquet/Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 340,000 Weight: 1.24 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 850 R-5.3 30 / 36 TIE 57 / 79 TIE
60 or Better 250 R-6.6 28 / 36 TIE 56 / 79 TIE
65 or Better 45 R-8.6 28 / 36 56 / 79 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS68+ PCGS grade
1 MS68+ PCGS grade
1 MS68+ PCGS grade
4 MS68 PCGS grade
4 MS68 PCGS grade