1836 H10C PR66

CERTIFICATION#: -31836
PCGS#: 4299

Owner's Comments

PCGS grade. Ex. Brand; Landau Sale; New Netherlands (1958) Sold by David Akers Numismatics Oct '97 Price realized $2200

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: Breen (1989) listed Proof examples of LM-1 and LM-2.

Logan and McCloskey (1998) discounted both varieties as Proof candidates because both were struck from used, worn, or cracked dies.  In fact, they did not list a Proof for any Half Dime variety, giving the implication that Proof 1836 Half Dimes may not exist in reality.

PCGS has graded one Proof 1836 Half Dime, believed to be ex-Pittman.

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"Walter Breen's Encyclopedia of United States and Colonial Proof Coins 1722-1989, New Revised and Corrected Edition" by Walter Breen (1989).

"Federal Half Dimes 1792-1837" by Russell J. Logan and John W. McCloskey (1998)

Diameter: 15.90 millimeters Designer: William Kneass Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 4 Weight: 1.35 grams Metal Content: 89.2% Silver, 10.8% Copper
60
5,500
61
6,500
62
9,000
62+
10,700
63
17,500
63+
20,000
64
30,000
64+
35,500
65
57,500
65+
60,000

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 2 R-9.9 2 / 7 2 / 7
60 or Better 2 R-9.9 2 / 7 2 / 7
65 or Better 1 R-10.0 1 / 7 TIE 1 / 7 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR66 PCGS grade  

Most likely ex Pittman.  Virgil Brand - New Netherlands 12/1958:359, $75 - John Jay Pittman - David Akers 10/1997:448, $2,200

2 PR65 estimated grade  
LM-1 (Large 5C). Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. - Bowers & Merena 5/1996:934, $4,400 - Long Beach Connoisseur Collection - Bowers & Merena 8/1999:82, $14,950 - Goldbergs "Benson Part II" 2/2002:358, $23,172 - Jones Beach Collection - Heritage 1/2007:849, $57,500
3 PR64 estimated grade