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1852 H10C (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Seated Half Dimes 1837-1873

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

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PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS #:
4349
Designer:
Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
15.90 millimeters
Weight:
1.34 grams
Mintage:
1,000,500
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 700 R-5.6 25 / 36 TIE 49 / 79 TIE
60 or Better 250 R-6.6 28 / 36 TIE 56 / 79 TIE
65 or Better 35 R-8.8 23 / 36 TIE 47 / 79 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 700
60 or Better 250
65 or Better 35
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-5.6
60 or Better R-6.6
65 or Better R-8.8
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 25 / 36 TIE
60 or Better 28 / 36 TIE
65 or Better 23 / 36 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 49 / 79 TIE
60 or Better 56 / 79 TIE
65 or Better 47 / 79 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade
2 MS67+ PCGS grade  
	PCGS #4349 (MS) 67+

Bob R. Simpson Collection - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 12/2015:118, $5,287.50 - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 9/2016:227, $9,106.25

3 MS67 PCGS grade

Joseph O'Connor, sold privately in 2/2004 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30197

3 MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 8/2006:811, $6,900 - Heritage 11/2006:469, $5,750

3 MS67 PCGS grade

Jim O'Neal Collection - Heritage 4/2013:1658, $7,050

6 MS66 PCGS grade
6 MS66 PCGS grade
6 MS66 PCGS grade
6 MS66 PCGS grade
6 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS68 PCGS grade
 
	PCGS #4349 (MS) 67+ 
#2 MS67+ PCGS grade

Bob R. Simpson Collection - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 12/2015:118, $5,287.50 - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 9/2016:227, $9,106.25

#3 MS67 PCGS grade

Joseph O'Connor, sold privately in 2/2004 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30197

#3 MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 8/2006:811, $6,900 - Heritage 11/2006:469, $5,750

#3 MS67 PCGS grade

Jim O'Neal Collection - Heritage 4/2013:1658, $7,050

#6 MS66 PCGS grade
#6 MS66 PCGS grade
#6 MS66 PCGS grade
#6 MS66 PCGS grade
#6 MS66 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1852 Half Dime is a very common coin at all condition levels, whether circulated or Mint State. Even Gem (MS65) examples can be found with relative ease. Above MS65, the population drops dramatically, culminating in a single, simply monstrous, PCGS MS68. This date represents great value for the type collector because of the high availability and the relatively low cost.

A few examples of this date show weakness on the denticles on both sides. This may be a function of worn dies or sloppy quality control due to the large mintage.