1796/5 H10C (Regular Strike)

Series: Draped Bust Half Dimes 1796-1805

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

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CLOSEUP OF OVERDATE

CLOSEUP OF OVERDATE

PCGS MS64+

PCGS MS64+

PCGS #:
4255
Designer:
Robert Scot
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
16.50 millimeters
Weight:
1.35 grams
Mintage:
10,230
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 40 R-8.7 1 / 5 TIE 3 / 12 TIE
60 or Better 20 R-9.1 2 / 5 TIE 6 / 12 TIE
65 or Better 1 R-10.0 1 / 5 1 / 12
Survival Estimate
All Grades 40
60 or Better 20
65 or Better 1
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-8.7
60 or Better R-9.1
65 or Better R-10.0
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 1 / 5 TIE
60 or Better 2 / 5 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 5
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 3 / 12 TIE
60 or Better 6 / 12 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 12

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade

Lorin G. Parmelee Collection - New York Coin & Stamp 6/1890:728 - T. Harrison Garrett Collection - Robert Garrett Collection - John Work Garrett Collection - Johns Hopkins University Collection - Bowers & Ruddy 11/1979:229 (misattributed as a V-1), $60,000 - Dr. Herb Ketterman Colklection - Jimmy Hayes Collection - Stack’s 10/1985:5 - John Whitney Walter Collection - Stack's 5/1999:1761, $71,875 - Essex Palm Collection - Heritage 1/2007:842, $172,500 - Madison Collection - Heritage 1/2008:2743, $345,000 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack’s/Bowers & Sotheby’s 5/2015:1007, $188,000

2 MS64+ PCGS grade  
	MS64 PCGS grade

E.S. Norris Collection - S.H. & H. Chapman 5/1894 - John M. Clapp Collection - John H. Clapp Collection, sold intact in 1942 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 5/1996:895, $28,600 - Stack’s/Bowers 8/2011:7249, $$$ - Stacks/Bowers 3/2012:4053, not sold - Stack’s/Bowers 8/2012:11283, $74,750

3 MS64 PCGS grade

James A. "Jimmy" Hayes Collection, sold privately via Stack’s in 8/1985 - John Whitney Walter Collection - Stack's 5/1999:1762, $21,850 - Simpson Collection

4 MS63 PCGS grade MS63 PCGS grade
4 MS63 PCGS grade
6 MS62+ PCGS grade PCGS #4255 (MS)     62+

High Desert Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

7 MS62 PCGS grade
7 MS62 PCGS grade
7 MS62 PCGS grade
7 MS62 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade

Lorin G. Parmelee Collection - New York Coin & Stamp 6/1890:728 - T. Harrison Garrett Collection - Robert Garrett Collection - John Work Garrett Collection - Johns Hopkins University Collection - Bowers & Ruddy 11/1979:229 (misattributed as a V-1), $60,000 - Dr. Herb Ketterman Colklection - Jimmy Hayes Collection - Stack’s 10/1985:5 - John Whitney Walter Collection - Stack's 5/1999:1761, $71,875 - Essex Palm Collection - Heritage 1/2007:842, $172,500 - Madison Collection - Heritage 1/2008:2743, $345,000 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack’s/Bowers & Sotheby’s 5/2015:1007, $188,000

 
	MS64 PCGS grade 
#2 MS64+ PCGS grade

E.S. Norris Collection - S.H. & H. Chapman 5/1894 - John M. Clapp Collection - John H. Clapp Collection, sold intact in 1942 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 5/1996:895, $28,600 - Stack’s/Bowers 8/2011:7249, $$$ - Stacks/Bowers 3/2012:4053, not sold - Stack’s/Bowers 8/2012:11283, $74,750

#3 MS64 PCGS grade

James A. "Jimmy" Hayes Collection, sold privately via Stack’s in 8/1985 - John Whitney Walter Collection - Stack's 5/1999:1762, $21,850 - Simpson Collection

MS63 PCGS grade #4 MS63 PCGS grade
#4 MS63 PCGS grade
PCGS #4255 (MS)     62+ #6 MS62+ PCGS grade

High Desert Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

#7 MS62 PCGS grade
#7 MS62 PCGS grade
#7 MS62 PCGS grade
#7 MS62 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1796/5 Half Dime is an intriguing coin that raises some interesting questions. Usually, overdates occur on leftover dies from previous years, but they are usually of the same design type. So, was the placement of the 5 on this Draped Bust obverse simply a mistake or was it the intention, at some point, to strike a 1795-dated Draped Bust Half Dime? The 15 stars on the obverse may offer a clue because the the 15th state (Kentucky) was admitted to the Union in 1792, while the 16th state (Tennessee) was not admitted until 1796 (after a 1795-dated die with 15 stars would have been created).

The 1796/5 Half Dime is rarer than the 1796 "normal" date (LIKERTY) variety. At least ten different Uncirculated examples are known, the best being the Garrett-Pogue PCGS MS66.