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1801 H10C (Regular Strike)

Series: Draped Bust Half Dimes 1796-1805

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

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PCGS MS62

PCGS MS62

PCGS MS62

PCGS MS62

PCGS #:
4267
Designer:
Robert Scot
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
16.50 millimeters
Weight:
1.35 grams
Mintage:
27,760
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
89.2% Silver, 10.8% Copper
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
Current Auctions - NGC Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - PCGS Graded
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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 250 R-6.6 3 / 7 5 / 12
60 or Better 15 R-9.3 4 / 7 5 / 12
65 or Better 2 R-9.9 1 / 7 TIE 2 / 12 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 250
60 or Better 15
65 or Better 2
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-6.6
60 or Better R-9.3
65 or Better R-9.9
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 3 / 7
60 or Better 4 / 7
65 or Better 1 / 7 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 5 / 12
60 or Better 5 / 12
65 or Better 2 / 12 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66+ PCGS grade

Abe Kosoff 2/1959:202 - James A. Stack, Sr. Collection - Stack’s 11/1989:366 - Bowers & Merena 8/1998:88, $112,500 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part II - Heritage 10/2014:98171, $164,500 - Bob R. Simpson Collection

1 MS66 estimated grade
3 MS64 PCGS grade
4 MS62 PCGS grade
4 MS62 PCGS grade
4 MS62 PCGS grade
7 MS60 PCGS grade

Benson Collection - Stack’s/Bowers 8/2012:11293, $17,250

8 AU58 PCGS grade

Stack's “Milton Holmes” 10/1960:2583 - John Jay Pittman Collection - David Akers 10/1997:427 - Ed Price Collection - American Numismatic Rarities 8/2004:274 - Heritage 8/2007:1605, $18,400 - Joseph C. Thomas Collection - Heritage 4/2009:2185, $14,950 - Larry Hanks (as agent) - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack’s/Bowers & Sotheby’s 5/2015:1012, $18,212.50

8 AU58 PCGS grade
10 AU55 PCGS grade
#1 MS66+ PCGS grade

Abe Kosoff 2/1959:202 - James A. Stack, Sr. Collection - Stack’s 11/1989:366 - Bowers & Merena 8/1998:88, $112,500 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part II - Heritage 10/2014:98171, $164,500 - Bob R. Simpson Collection

#1 MS66 estimated grade
#3 MS64 PCGS grade
#4 MS62 PCGS grade
#4 MS62 PCGS grade
#4 MS62 PCGS grade
#7 MS60 PCGS grade

Benson Collection - Stack’s/Bowers 8/2012:11293, $17,250

#8 AU58 PCGS grade

Stack's “Milton Holmes” 10/1960:2583 - John Jay Pittman Collection - David Akers 10/1997:427 - Ed Price Collection - American Numismatic Rarities 8/2004:274 - Heritage 8/2007:1605, $18,400 - Joseph C. Thomas Collection - Heritage 4/2009:2185, $14,950 - Larry Hanks (as agent) - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack’s/Bowers & Sotheby’s 5/2015:1012, $18,212.50

#8 AU58 PCGS grade
#10 AU55 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1801 Half Dime is one of the more common dates of the series, though all are scarce. Two moinor die varieties make up the entire mintage of 27,760 pieces. The vast majority of the survivors are in worn condition and less than ten Mint State examples are known of this date. The best example is an amazing MS66 example that is at least two points better than its nearest rival. Like most early Half Dimes, many have been damaged, bent, holed, or repaired over the years, so either stick with certified examples or check out any potential purchases with a competent expert.