1854 H10C Arrows MS66

CERTIFICATION#: 06666592
PCGS#: 4358

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: Production of 1854 Half Dimes was high, but not nearly to the extent of the previous year.  The arrowheads were retained in 1854 to allow for quick identification of the old and new versions.  

Because of the large mintage, the 1854 Half Dime is easy to obtain in most grades, including Mint State.  By far, the most common Mint State grade is MS64, followed by MS63.  Gems are relatively common, but superb examples are very scarce to rare.  Only a single PCGS MS67 has been recorded, with none finer.

Fully struck 1854 Half Dimes are rarely seen, as most have weak denticles ranging from slightly soft to very weak. 

Diameter: 15.90 millimeters Designer: Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 5,740,000 Weight: 1.24 grams Metal Content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper
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16
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2
12
3
14
2
4
22
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23
4
8
24
2
10
26
2
12
29
2
15
30
2
20
34
5
25
37
4
45+
90
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140
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150
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165
58+
200
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300
63+
425
64+
825
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65+
2,150
66+
7,250
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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 5 / 6 68 / 79 TIE
60 or Better 500 R-6.0 5 / 6 68 / 79 TIE
65 or Better 60 R-8.4 5 / 6 61 / 79 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
2 MS66+ PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade

Jim O’Neal Collection - Heritage 4/2013:1666, $1,762.50

3 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade