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Coins Certified as of 2/9

My Coin #13361859

1872 H10C MS66

CERTIFICATION#: 13361859
PCGS#: 4400

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The 1872 Half Dime is a fairly common date.  While not as common as the 1872-S Half Dime, the 1872 is on par with dates such as the 1858, 1860, and 1871.  Mint State versions are plentiful, covering a wide swath from MS-62 to MS-64.  Gems become scarce and superb examples are simply rare.  The finest example certified by PCGS (as of February 2012) is a single MS-66+ (pictured above).

Most examples seen have weakness on the upper left side of the wreath.  This weakness ranges from slightly soft to virtually flat.  An 1872 Half Dime with a fully struck wreath would be quite a prize, if it exists at all.

 

Diameter: 15.90 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 2,947,000 Weight: 1.24 grams Metal Content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 2,500 R-4.5 23 / 28 TIE 68 / 79 TIE
60 or Better 500 R-6.0 23 / 28 TIE 68 / 79 TIE
65 or Better 45 R-8.6 20 / 28 TIE 56 / 79 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66+ PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS66 PCGS grade