1856 H10C MS66

CERTIFICATION#: 50234241
PCGS#: 4363

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: By 1856, the vast majority of the lower-weight silver coins had been removed from circulation and the arrowheads that had been placed on either side of the date from 1853 to 1855 were deemed no longer necessary.  In 1856, the Philadelphia Mint produced nearly 5 million Half Dimes, a hefty mintage for the 1850s but certainly not the largest.  The result are numerous survivors covering a full range of grades from Good to MS66.  The finest example is a single PCGS MS66+.

Fully struck examples are surprisingly scarce.  Many examples show weakness on the denticles.  On some examples, the denticles are so flat as to be almost non-existent.

Diameter: 15.90 millimeters Designer: Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 4,880,000 Weight: 1.24 grams Metal Content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper
2
12
3
13
4
20
8
24
4
15
30
2
20
35
1
30
43
11
35
49
3
45+
80
50+
130
53+
145
55+
160
62+
300
63+
450
1
64+
795
1
65+
1,350
1

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 1,250 R-4.9 34 / 36 65 / 79 TIE
60 or Better 400 R-6.2 34 / 36 67 / 79
65 or Better 25 R-9.0 18 / 36 TIE 39 / 79 TIE

Condition Census

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