1836 H10C (Proof)

Series: Capped Bust Half Dimes 1829-1837

PR65 estimated grade<BR>Image courtesy of <a href="http://www.ha.com" target="_blank">Heritage Numismatic Auctions</a>

PR65 estimated grade
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PCGS #:
4299
Designer:
William Kneass
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
15.90 millimeters
Weight:
1.35 grams
Mintage:
4
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
89.2% Silver, 10.8% Copper
Major Varieties

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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 2 R-9.9 2 / 7 2 / 7
60 or Better 2 R-9.9 2 / 7 2 / 7
65 or Better 1 R-10.0 1 / 7 TIE 1 / 7 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 2
60 or Better 2
65 or Better 1
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-9.9
60 or Better R-9.9
65 or Better R-10.0
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 2 / 7
60 or Better 2 / 7
65 or Better 1 / 7 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 2 / 7
60 or Better 2 / 7
65 or Better 1 / 7 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 PR66 PCGS grade

Most likely ex Pittman.  Virgil Brand - New Netherlands 12/1958:359, $75 - John Jay Pittman - David Akers 10/1997:448, $2,200

2 PR65 estimated grade

Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 5/1996:934, $10,340 - Benson Collection, Part II - Goldbergs (mis-attributed as a Small 5C) 2/2002:358, $23,172 - Jones Beach Collection - Heritage 1/2007:849, $57,500 - Heritage 2/2014:3792, $47,000

3 PR64 estimated grade
#1 PR66 PCGS grade

Most likely ex Pittman.  Virgil Brand - New Netherlands 12/1958:359, $75 - John Jay Pittman - David Akers 10/1997:448, $2,200

#2 PR65 estimated grade

Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 5/1996:934, $10,340 - Benson Collection, Part II - Goldbergs (mis-attributed as a Small 5C) 2/2002:358, $23,172 - Jones Beach Collection - Heritage 1/2007:849, $57,500 - Heritage 2/2014:3792, $47,000

#3 PR64 estimated grade
Ron Guth:

Breen (1989) listed Proof examples of LM-1 and LM-2.

Logan and McCloskey (1998) discounted both varieties as Proof candidates because both were struck from used, worn, or cracked dies. In fact, they did not list a Proof for any Half Dime variety, giving the implication that Proof 1836 Half Dimes may not exist in reality.

PCGS has graded one Proof 1836 Half Dime, believed to be ex-Pittman.

Sources and/or recommended reading: "Walter Breen's Encyclopedia of United States and Colonial Proof Coins 1722-1989, New Revised and Corrected Edition" by Walter Breen (1989).

"Federal Half Dimes 1792-1837" by Russell J. Logan and John W. McCloskey (1998)