1855 H10C Arrows MS65

PCGS#: 4360

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The mintage of the 1855 Half Dime dropped significantly from that of the previous two years, but it was still large enough that this date carries only a very small premium over the normal type.  Dozens are known in MS63, MS64, and MS65, with the highest concentrations appearing in MS64.  MS66 examples are very rare (to the tune of half a dozen examples) and none have been certified finer by PCGS.

Clashed dies, weak denticles, and striated planchets are typical of this date, and fully struck examples are truly scarce, if they exist at all.

Diameter: 15.90 millimeters Designer: Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 1,750,000 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 800 R-5.4 4 / 6 53 / 79 TIE
60 or Better 230 R-6.7 4 / 6 52 / 79 TIE
65 or Better 35 R-8.8 4 / 6 47 / 79 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 estimated grade  
2 MS66 PCGS grade High Desert Collection (PCGS Set Registry)
2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS66 PCGS grade