1837 H10C Small 5C (Regular Strike)

Series: Capped Bust Half Dimes 1829-1837

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

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REVERSE COMPARISON

REVERSE COMPARISON

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

PCGS #:
4290
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
Major Varieties

Die 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 200 R-7.0 1 / 14 1 / 14
60 or Better 20 R-9.1 1 / 14 1 / 14
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 14 1 / 14
Survival Estimate
All Grades 200
60 or Better 20
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-7.0
60 or Better R-9.1
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 1 / 14
60 or Better 1 / 14
65 or Better 1 / 14
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 1 / 14
60 or Better 1 / 14
65 or Better 1 / 14

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade
2 MS64 PCGS grade PCGS #4290 (MS)     64
2 MS64 PCGS grade
2 MS64 PCGS grade
2 MS64 PCGS grade
2 MS64 PCGS grade
2 MS64 PCGS grade
2 MS64 estimated grade
2 MS64 estimated grade
2 MS64 estimated grade
#1 MS65 PCGS grade
PCGS #4290 (MS)     64 #2 MS64 PCGS grade
#2 MS64 PCGS grade
#2 MS64 PCGS grade
#2 MS64 PCGS grade
#2 MS64 PCGS grade
#2 MS64 PCGS grade
#2 MS64 estimated grade
#2 MS64 estimated grade
#2 MS64 estimated 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 Small 5C variety is more than three times as rare as the Large 5C variety. In Mint State, the Small 5C that have been certified by PCGS are fairly evenly distributed among MS62, MS63, MS64, with only one less and no finer examples. This contrasts significantly with the Large 5C, where there are many more Uncirculated examples, inlcuding a number at the MS65 and MS66 levels.

The strike and overall appearance of the Small 5C and Large 5C varieties are nearly identical.