1871 H10C MS66

CERTIFICATION#: 02544257
PCGS#: 4398

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The 1871 Half Dime is one of the most common dates in the series, though it is not as plentiful as dates such as 1837 Large Date, 1853 With Arrows, 1857, 1858, 1860, and 1872-S (Mintmark below wreath).  Likewise, Mint State examples are reasonably plentiful, especially in the MS63 and MS64 grades.  A dozen or so MS66 examples are known, but PCGS has certified only one MS67 example, with none finer (as of March 2011). 

Diameter: 15.90 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 1,873,000 Weight: 1.24 grams Metal Content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper
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15
3
14
4
19
6
20
1
8
22
12
26
15
27
20
32
2
25
35
30
38
3
35
42
6
45+
69
50+
105
53+
125
55+
140
58+
165
62+
235
63+
310
64+
585
1
65+
950
66+
2,500
3

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 2,500 R-4.5 23 / 28 TIE 68 / 79 TIE
60 or Better 500 R-6.0 23 / 28 TIE 68 / 79 TIE
65 or Better 50 R-8.5 22 / 28 59 / 79 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
1 MS67 estimated grade  
3 MS66+ PCGS grade Simpson Collection
4 MS66 PCGS grade
4 MS66 PCGS grade