1794 H10C LM-2 (Regular Strike)

Series: Flowing Hair Half Dimes 1794-1795

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

PCGS AU58

PCGS AU58

PCGS AU58

PCGS AU58

PCGS #:
38582
Designer:
Robert Scot
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
16.50 millimeters
Weight:
1.35 grams
Mintage:
7,756
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
89.2% Silver, 10.8% Copper
Major Varieties

Die Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
Current Auctions - NGC Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - PCGS Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 60 R-8.4 1 / 2 1 / 2
60 or Better 2 R-9.9 1 / 2 1 / 2
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 2 1 / 2
Survival Estimate
All Grades 60
60 or Better 2
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-8.4
60 or Better R-9.9
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 1 / 2
60 or Better 1 / 2
65 or Better 1 / 2
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 1 / 2
60 or Better 1 / 2
65 or Better 1 / 2

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade

Possibly Richard B. Winsor Collection - S.H. & H. Chapman 12/1895:??? - John M. Clapp Collection - John H. Clapp Collection, sold intact in 1942 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 5/1996:885, $28,600 - Bowers & Merena 5/2004:108, $67,850

1 MS65 PCGS grade

Goldbergs 9/2002:213, $48,300 - Melrose Bay Collection - Heritage 7/2005:10145, $69,000 - American Numismatic Rarities 6/2006:1177, $77,625 - Heritage 3/2011:3297(misattributed as LM-1, V-1), $63,250 - Heritage 4/2015:4962, $56,400 - Kagin’s

3 MS64 PCGS grade

New Netherlands, sold privately on 6/10/1953 - Norweb Collection - Bowers & Merena 10/1987:299, $19,250 - Heritage 5/2004:6451, $37,950 - American Numismatic Rarities 1/2005:320, $36,800 - Heritage 1/2007:837, $40,250 - Stack's 3/2007:478, $40,000 - Jim O'Neal Collection - Heritage 4/2013:4167, $38,187.50

3 MS64 estimated grade

American Numismatic Rarities 9/2003:201, $47,150

5 MS63 PCGS grade
6 MS62 PCGS grade

Stack's 11/1995:1153 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30176

#1 MS65 PCGS grade

Possibly Richard B. Winsor Collection - S.H. & H. Chapman 12/1895:??? - John M. Clapp Collection - John H. Clapp Collection, sold intact in 1942 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 5/1996:885, $28,600 - Bowers & Merena 5/2004:108, $67,850

#1 MS65 PCGS grade

Goldbergs 9/2002:213, $48,300 - Melrose Bay Collection - Heritage 7/2005:10145, $69,000 - American Numismatic Rarities 6/2006:1177, $77,625 - Heritage 3/2011:3297(misattributed as LM-1, V-1), $63,250 - Heritage 4/2015:4962, $56,400 - Kagin’s

#3 MS64 PCGS grade

New Netherlands, sold privately on 6/10/1953 - Norweb Collection - Bowers & Merena 10/1987:299, $19,250 - Heritage 5/2004:6451, $37,950 - American Numismatic Rarities 1/2005:320, $36,800 - Heritage 1/2007:837, $40,250 - Stack's 3/2007:478, $40,000 - Jim O'Neal Collection - Heritage 4/2013:4167, $38,187.50

#3 MS64 estimated grade

American Numismatic Rarities 9/2003:201, $47,150

#5 MS63 PCGS grade
#6 MS62 PCGS grade

Stack's 11/1995:1153 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30176

Ron Guth:

Four die varieties comprise the entire mintage of 1794 Half Dimes, of which the LM-2 is third rarest. In 1998, authors Logan and McCloskey wrote that this variety is "A scarce die marriage that is hard to locate in mint state." In the intervening years, we have identified approximately a dozen Mint State examples ranging from a low of NGC MS60 to a high of NGC SP66. In looking at many of these Uncirculated examples, we note weakness in the details on the upper section of the eagle's right wing (viewer's left) and in the lower hair curls on the obverse (two ares that oppose each other in the dies). The stars are inherently spindly, so they usually strike up nicely. Adjustment marks are rarely seen on this variety and the overall appearance of coins struck from these dies is generally good.