1850 H10C MS63

CERTIFICATION#: -31858
PCGS#: 4345

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Ex. Webb Sale (1944) Sold by David Akers Numismatics Oct '97 Price realized $1430

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The 1850 Half Dime is one of the more common dates of the Seated Liberty Half Dimes, though it is slightly less common than some of the other dates from the Philadelphia Mint (such as the 1843, 1845, and any of the mega-mintage dates from the 1850s, 1860s, and 1870s).  Most examples show a strong strike -- even on the denticles - which is a refreshing change from other dates in the series.  Numerous Mint State examples have survived, usually in MS63 and MS64.  The best examples top out at the MS67 level.

Diameter: 15.90 millimeters Designer: Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 955,000 Weight: 1.34 grams Metal Content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper
2
12
3
13
4
20
6
22
8
24
10
25
12
28
15
30
20
35
25
39
30
43
2
45+
80
50+
130
53
140
3
53+
145
55+
160
58+
190
62+
300
63+
450
1
64+
845
1
65+
1,500
1
66+
2,950
67+
7,500
2

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 1,000 R-5.0 32 / 36 TIE 59 / 79 TIE
60 or Better 275 R-6.5 32 / 36 TIE 60 / 79 TIE
65 or Better 55 R-8.4 30 / 36 TIE 61 / 79 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67+ PCGS grade Simpson Collection
1 MS67+ PCGS grade  
2 MS67 PCGS grade   Heritage 1/2011:3236, $4,600
2 MS67 PCGS grade  
2 MS67 PCGS grade