1858 H10C MS68

CERTIFICATION#: 06549217
PCGS#: 4367

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The 1858 Half Dime is one of the most common dates in the Half Dime series, but a couple of interesting varieties make it worthwhile to check out these little jewels.  The most interesting variety is the 1858 over Inverted Date.  In this case, the engraver punched the date into the die upside-down, then corrected the mistake, but was unable to remove all of the undertype.  On the other variety, the date was punched into the die too high in the space between the base and the denticles, then corrected.  Again, attempts to efface the undertype failed.  Both of these varieties command a significant premium over the price of a normal 1858 Half Dime and it is entirely possible that unattributed examples await the presistent cherry-picker.

In terms of condition, the 1858 Half Dime comes nice -- very nice, in fact.  The PCGS Condition Census consists entirely of MS67 and better examples...topped by a remarkable PCGS MS68 (pictured above).

Diameter: 15.90 millimeters Designer: Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 3,500,000 Weight: 1.24 grams Metal Content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper
2
12
3
13
4
20
6
22
8
24
3
12
28
1
15
30
20
35
2
25
39
4
45+
80
50+
130
53+
145
55+
160
58+
190
62+
300
63+
450
64+
785
66+
2,300
7
67+
6,750
1
68
20,000
1

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 3,000 R-4.4 35 / 36 TIE 72 / 79 TIE
60 or Better 800 R-5.4 35 / 36 TIE 73 / 79 TIE
65 or Better 150 R-7.5 33 / 36 70 / 79 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade
2 MS67+ PCGS grade
3 MS67 PCGS grade
3 MS67 PCGS grade
3 MS67 PCGS grade   Heritage 1/2011:3243, $3,450