1835 H10C Small Date, Small 5C MS62

CERTIFICATION#: -31829
PCGS#: 4285

Owner's Comments

PCGS grade. Ex. Green; Mehl (1949) Sold by David Akers Numismatics Oct '97 Price realized $1210

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: Thanks to some different-sized punches, 1835 Half Dimes come in at least four different, major varieties:

Small Date, Large 5C.
Small Date, Small 5C.
Large Date, Large 5C.
Large Date, Small 5C.

Of these varieties, the Large Date, Large 5C is the most common (by far), followed by the Small Date, Small 5C, then the Small Date, Large 5C and the Large Date, Small 5C (these two are of approximately equal rarity).

The 1835 Smalll Date, Small 5C Half Dime is relatively scarce in Mint State, but can be found in all grades, mostly in MS-64, but even as high as MS-68 (in fact, this variety is among only four dates in the entire series representative at this extremely high level).

Diameter: 15.90 millimeters Designer: William Kneass Edge: Reeded
Mintage: N/A Weight: 1.35 grams Metal Content: 89.2% Silver, 10.8% Copper
3
35
4
59
6
62
1
8
69
2
10
72
2
15
95
2
45+
225
50+
270
53+
300
55+
355
58+
450
60
475
62+
645
63+
1,025
65+
3,450
67+
20,500
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Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 400 R-6.2 5 / 14 5 / 14
60 or Better 100 R-8.0 5 / 14 TIE 5 / 14 TIE
65 or Better 15 R-9.3 3 / 14 TIE 3 / 14 TIE

Condition Census

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

Pinnacle Rarities, sold privately in 9/2003 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack’s/Bowers & Sotheby’s 5/2015:1028, $17,625

3 MS67 PCGS grade
3 MS67 PCGS grade

Alter Kocker Collection - Paul Nugget, sold privately in 6/2002 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack’s/Bowers & Sotheby’s 5/2015:1029, $16,450

3 MS67 PCGS grade   Heritage 10/2009:303