1796 H10C LIKERTY (Regular Strike)

Series: Draped Bust Half Dimes 1796-1805

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

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PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

PCGS #:
4254
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 500 R-6.0 4 / 5 TIE 9 / 12 TIE
60 or Better 35 R-8.8 5 / 5 10 / 12
65 or Better 2 R-9.9 2 / 5 2 / 12 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 500
60 or Better 35
65 or Better 2
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-6.0
60 or Better R-8.8
65 or Better R-9.9
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 4 / 5 TIE
60 or Better 5 / 5
65 or Better 2 / 5
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 9 / 12 TIE
60 or Better 10 / 12
65 or Better 2 / 12 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67+ PCGS grade

Texas Collection - Christies 5/1989:98, $198,000 - Knoxville Collection - Jay Parrino (The Mint) - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack’s/Bowers & Sotheby’s 5/2015:1005, $411,250 - JRCSLM32 Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

2 MS67 PCGS grade
3 MS66 estimated grade
4 MS65 PCGS grade

R.L. Miles Collection - Stack’s 5/1969:390, $2,700 - Lelan Rogers Collection, sold privately in 7/1995 - Foxfire Collection (Claude E. Davis, MD), sold privately (as an entire collection) on 10/5/2004 - D. Brent Pogue Colllection - Stack’s/Bowers & Sotheby’s 5/2015:1006, $94,000

5 MS64 PCGS grade
5 MS64 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2009:3665, $43,125 - Heritage 1/2010:2465, $34,500 - Jim O'Neal Collection - Heritage 4/2014:5548, $35,250

5 MS64 PCGS grade
5 MS64 estimated grade

Dr. Ketterman Collection - Stack’s, sold privately in 1/1982 - John Whitney Walter Collection - Stack's 5/1999:1760, $34,500 - Heritage 1/2007:841, not sold - Russell Augustin, sold privately on 10/29/2007 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part III - Heritage 5/2015:98154, $58,750

9 MS63 PCGS grade
9 MS63 PCGS grade

Goldbergs 9/2009:2552, $23,000 - Bob R. Simpson Collection - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 12/2015:110, $37,600 - Hunter Collection - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 6/2019:1, $35,250 - Heritage 8/2019:3723, $30,000

#1 MS67+ PCGS grade

Texas Collection - Christies 5/1989:98, $198,000 - Knoxville Collection - Jay Parrino (The Mint) - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack’s/Bowers & Sotheby’s 5/2015:1005, $411,250 - JRCSLM32 Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

#2 MS67 PCGS grade
#3 MS66 estimated grade
#4 MS65 PCGS grade

R.L. Miles Collection - Stack’s 5/1969:390, $2,700 - Lelan Rogers Collection, sold privately in 7/1995 - Foxfire Collection (Claude E. Davis, MD), sold privately (as an entire collection) on 10/5/2004 - D. Brent Pogue Colllection - Stack’s/Bowers & Sotheby’s 5/2015:1006, $94,000

#5 MS64 PCGS grade
#5 MS64 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2009:3665, $43,125 - Heritage 1/2010:2465, $34,500 - Jim O'Neal Collection - Heritage 4/2014:5548, $35,250

#5 MS64 PCGS grade
#5 MS64 estimated grade

Dr. Ketterman Collection - Stack’s, sold privately in 1/1982 - John Whitney Walter Collection - Stack's 5/1999:1760, $34,500 - Heritage 1/2007:841, not sold - Russell Augustin, sold privately on 10/29/2007 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part III - Heritage 5/2015:98154, $58,750

#9 MS63 PCGS grade
#9 MS63 PCGS grade

Goldbergs 9/2009:2552, $23,000 - Bob R. Simpson Collection - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 12/2015:110, $37,600 - Hunter Collection - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 6/2019:1, $35,250 - Heritage 8/2019:3723, $30,000

Ron Guth:

The 1796 Half Dime is the first year of the Draped Bust design type. It is a scarce date that it is at least as rare, if not more rare, than the 1794. Very few Mint State examples are known, the most notable of which is a single MS67 example that was first certified by PCGS in late 1989. The unusual "LIKERTY" variety was not a spelling error -- the "K" is actually a broken "B." The only other variety of this year is an overdate: 1796 over 5.

Varieties (2): Valentine 1 - "LIKERTY" - Scarce Valentine 2 - 1796/5 - Very Rare

Sources and/or recommended reading: "Federal Half Dimes 1792-1837" by Russell J. Logan and John W. McCloskey