1797 H10C 13 Stars XF40

CERTIFICATION#: -38608
PCGS#: 4260

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Sold by B. Max Mehl Jun '41 price realized $16.5

Expert Comments

Jaime Hernandez: The Half Dime with small eagle design was only used in 1796 and 1797. Within those two years they used 6 different die pairings. The 1797 with 13 Stars variety is the second scarcest coin within these two years. Only the 1796/5 is scarcer due to its very low mintage.

Possibly less than 50 examples of the 1797 Half Dime with 13 Stars survive that would merit a grade, as all other surviving coins have been heavily damaged and cleaned.

Diameter: 16.50 millimeters Designer: Robert Scot Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 44,527 Weight: 1.35 grams Metal Content: 89.2% Silver, 10.8% Copper

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 40 R-8.7 1 / 6 TIE 3 / 13 TIE
60 or Better 1 R-10.0 1 / 6 1 / 13 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 6 1 / 13

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS63 PCGS grade  
2 AU58 PCGS grade  
3 AU55 PCGS grade  
4 AU53 estimated grade  
4 AU53 estimated grade