1805 H10C F12

PCGS#: 4272

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Sold by B. Max Mehl Jun '41 price realized $21.75

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The 1805 Half Dime has the second lowest mintage of the Draped Bust, Heraldic Eagle Reverse type, making it a very difficult coin to locate in any grade.  Nonetheless, the Condition Census consists almost entirely of About Uncirculated examples, with the exception of one Mint State piece - a lovely, high-grade example estimated by PCGS to grade MS64. 

Like most examples of this type, the 1805 Half Dime is usually weak at the tip of the bust and in the corresponding area on the reverse of the coin (upper right).  Adjustment marks are rarely seen.

Only one die marriage is known for this year (LM-1).

Diameter: 16.50 millimeters Designer: Robert Scot Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 15,600 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 300 R-6.4 4 / 7 TIE 6 / 12 TIE
60 or Better 1 R-10.0 1 / 7 TIE 1 / 12 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 7 1 / 12

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS64 estimated grade  
2 AU58 PCGS grade Heritage 10/2009:297
2 AU58 PCGS grade
2 AU58 PCGS grade  
2 AU58 PCGS grade