1837 H10C Large 5C (Regular Strike)

Series: Capped Bust Half Dimes 1829-1837

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

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REVERSE COMPARISON

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS #:
4289
Designer:
William Kneass
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
15.90 millimeters
Weight:
1.35 grams
Mintage:
871,000
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
89.2% Silver, 10.8% Copper
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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 650 R-5.7 6 / 14 6 / 14
60 or Better 100 R-8.0 5 / 14 TIE 5 / 14 TIE
65 or Better 15 R-9.3 3 / 14 TIE 3 / 14 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 650
60 or Better 100
65 or Better 15
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-5.7
60 or Better R-8.0
65 or Better R-9.3
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 6 / 14
60 or Better 5 / 14 TIE
65 or Better 3 / 14 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 6 / 14
60 or Better 5 / 14 TIE
65 or Better 3 / 14 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66+ PCGS grade  PCGS #4289 (MS)     66+

Simpson Collection

1 MS66+ PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade

William Walser Collection - Bowers & Merena 7/2002:107, $4,370 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack’s/Bowers & Sotheby’s 5/2015:1033, $22,325

3 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade
7 MS65 PCGS grade MS65 PCGS grade
7 MS65 PCGS grade
7 MS65 PCGS grade
7 MS65 PCGS grade
 PCGS #4289 (MS)     66+ #1 MS66+ PCGS grade

Simpson Collection

#1 MS66+ PCGS grade
#3 MS66 PCGS grade

William Walser Collection - Bowers & Merena 7/2002:107, $4,370 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack’s/Bowers & Sotheby’s 5/2015:1033, $22,325

#3 MS66 PCGS grade
#3 MS66 PCGS grade
#3 MS66 PCGS grade
MS65 PCGS grade #7 MS65 PCGS grade
#7 MS65 PCGS grade
#7 MS65 PCGS grade
#7 MS65 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1837 Capped Bust Half Dime was the last year of the type. Later in the year, the new Seated Liberty design was introduced, not only on the Half Dimes, but on the Dimes as well -- then in 1838 on the Quarter Dollars, in 1839 on the Half Dollars, and finally in 1840 on the Silver Dollars (but never on any gold coins).

The entire mintage of 1837 Half Dimes is comprised on Small 5C and Large 5C varieties. Based on the PCGS Population Report data, the Large 5C variety is more than three times as plentiful as the Small 5C. In Mint State, the Large 5C is seen most often in MS63, followed closely by MS62 and MS64. The top grade is MS66, where a single PCGS MS66+ has been graded.

On both sides, the border consists of very fine dentils, which soften the overall appearance. Most examples show a soft, satiny luster. Occasionally, the dentils on the left side of the obverse will be weakly struck, and less frequently, the eagle will appear weak in the central part of the reverse.