1869 H10C (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Seated Half Dimes 1837-1873

PCGS MS68

PCGS MS68

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PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS #:
4394
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
15.90 millimeters
Weight:
1.24 grams
Mintage:
208,000
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
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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 500 R-6.0 15 / 28 43 / 79 TIE
60 or Better 175 R-7.2 16 / 28 TIE 46 / 79 TIE
65 or Better 25 R-9.0 16 / 28 39 / 79 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 500
60 or Better 175
65 or Better 25
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-6.0
60 or Better R-7.2
65 or Better R-9.0
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 15 / 28
60 or Better 16 / 28 TIE
65 or Better 16 / 28
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 43 / 79 TIE
60 or Better 46 / 79 TIE
65 or Better 39 / 79 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade  
	PCGS #4394 (MS) 68

Bob R. Simpson Collection

2 MS67 PCGS grade

Goldbergs 6/2015:1119, $3,643 - D.L. Hansen Collection

2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 estimated grade

Heritage 1/2005:6074, $7,475 - Richard C. Jewell Collection - Stack's/Bowers 8/2011:8351, $8,050

8 MS66+ PCGS grade
8 MS66+ PCGS grade
8 MS66+ PCGS grade
 
	PCGS #4394 (MS) 68 
#1 MS68 PCGS grade

Bob R. Simpson Collection

#2 MS67 PCGS grade

Goldbergs 6/2015:1119, $3,643 - D.L. Hansen Collection

#2 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 MS67 estimated grade

Heritage 1/2005:6074, $7,475 - Richard C. Jewell Collection - Stack's/Bowers 8/2011:8351, $8,050

#8 MS66+ PCGS grade
#8 MS66+ PCGS grade
#8 MS66+ PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The mintages of Half Dimes issued by the Philadelphia Mint during the 1860's ranged from a low of 8,000 (in 1867) to a high of 3,360,000 (in 1861). At 208,000 coins, the 1869 Half Dime has the third largest mintage of the period, but it is way below the mintages of the 1861 and 1862 Half Dimes. As far as collectibility goes, this date is not rare by any means, with ample quantities of circulated examples to satisfy collector demand. In Mint State, the 1869 Half Dime is readily available in a range of grades from MS62 to MS65. Over a dozen examples are known in grades above MS65, led by a single PCGS MS68. The strike quality of this date is generally good, but many examples show weakness in the denticles on the right side of the reverse.