1832 H10C MS64

CERTIFICATION#: -38617
PCGS#: 4279

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Sold by B. Max Mehl Jun '41 price realized $1.6

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: In 1832, the mintage of Half Dimes dropped below one million coins, once of only two times that this occured in the  Capped Bust series.  Nevertheless, this is still a hefty mintage and there are plenty of survivors today.  Many remain in nice condition, including hundreds of Mint State examples.  The most frequently-seen Mint State grade is MS63, followed by MS64.  Gem 1832 Half Dimes are not nearly as common, but they can be found with relative ease in MS65 and MS66.  In MS67, the number of survivors drops quickly to less than a dozen examples.  The finest example known thus far is a single, rather phenomenal PCGS MS68+.

As usual for this series, most examples are well struck.  Many of the top-condition coins present lovely toning and patina acquired over the past decades.

Diameter: 15.90 millimeters Designer: William Kneass Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 965,000 Weight: 1.35 grams Metal Content: 89.2% Silver, 10.8% Copper
4
59
10
72
2
15
95
6
45+
225
50+
255
53+
285
55+
330
58+
440
62+
645
63+
1,025
2
65+
3,750
66+
8,500
67+
21,500
68
37,500
0
68+
45,000
1

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 4,000 R-4.2 14 / 14 14 / 14
60 or Better 800 R-5.4 14 / 14 14 / 14
65 or Better 150 R-7.5 13 / 14 13 / 14

Condition Census

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

Legend Numismatics 2/2012 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30182

2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade  
2 MS67 PCGS grade