1842 H10C (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Seated Half Dimes 1837-1873

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

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PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS #:
4330
Designer:
Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
15.90 millimeters
Weight:
1.34 grams
Mintage:
815,000
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Major 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 750 R-5.5 27 / 36 52 / 79
60 or Better 200 R-7.0 24 / 36 TIE 49 / 79 TIE
65 or Better 25 R-9.0 18 / 36 TIE 39 / 79 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 750
60 or Better 200
65 or Better 25
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-5.5
60 or Better R-7.0
65 or Better R-9.0
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 27 / 36
60 or Better 24 / 36 TIE
65 or Better 18 / 36 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 52 / 79
60 or Better 49 / 79 TIE
65 or Better 39 / 79 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2017:3734, $4,935

2 MS66+ PCGS grade  
	PCGS #4330 (MS) 66+

Bob R. Simpson Collection - Tom Bender Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

2 MS66+ PCGS grade PCGS #4330 (MS)     66+
3 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade
4 MS66 PCGS grade

D.L. Hansen Collection

4 MS66 PCGS grade
4 MS66 PCGS grade
4 MS66 PCGS grade
4 MS66 PCGS grade
4 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2017:3734, $4,935

 
	PCGS #4330 (MS) 66+ 
#2 MS66+ PCGS grade

Bob R. Simpson Collection - Tom Bender Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

PCGS #4330 (MS)     66+ #2 MS66+ PCGS grade
MS66 PCGS grade #3 MS66 PCGS grade
#4 MS66 PCGS grade

D.L. Hansen Collection

#4 MS66 PCGS grade
#4 MS66 PCGS grade
#4 MS66 PCGS grade
#4 MS66 PCGS grade
#4 MS66 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1842 Half Dime has a relatively high mintage, but it is far from being the most common date of the 1840s. Nonetheless, it is normally priced as if it was, so there is possibly some value baked into this date. By definition, that makes the 1842 a sleeper.

This date is encountered most often in MS63 and MS64. Gems become very scarce and none have been certified by PCGS finer than MS66. The highest recorded grade for the 1842 Half Dime is MS66+.

Under normal circumstances, the 1842 Half Dime is well struck. If there is ever any weakness, it is seen occasionally on the denticles on the obverse and, less seldom, on the obverse stars.