1862 H10C MS68

CERTIFICATION#: 06666609
PCGS#: 4381

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The 1862 Half Dime is common in all grades, including Mint State.  Collectors can find examples better than MS65 with ease, though prices advance rapidly as the grade goes up.  The best examples top out at MS68, though none of the PCGS MS68 examples has appeared yet at auction.

The strike on 1862 Half Dimes is usually strong.  Occasionally, examples will show clashing of the dies, ranging from light to heavy, especially on the obverse.  Luster ranges from brilliant to frosty.  Some examples show striations caused by polishing of the dies.

For type purposes, this is a great choice.

Diameter: 15.90 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 1,492,000 Weight: 1.24 grams Metal Content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper
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15
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14
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19
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20
8
22
1
10
23
15
27
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42
4
45+
69
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105
53+
125
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140
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165
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235
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310
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65+
950
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66+
2,100
17
67+
5,200
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Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 3,000 R-4.4 26 / 28 TIE 72 / 79 TIE
60 or Better 1,000 R-5.0 27 / 28 TIE 77 / 79 TIE
65 or Better 150 R-7.5 25 / 28 TIE 70 / 79 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade
1 MS68 PCGS grade
1 MS68 PCGS grade  
4 MS67+ PCGS grade
4 MS67+ PCGS grade