1873 H10C (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Seated Half Dimes 1837-1873

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

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PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS #:
4404
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
15.90 millimeters
Weight:
1.24 grams
Mintage:
712,000
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
Current Auctions - NGC 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 600 R-5.8 16 / 28 TIE 45 / 79 TIE
60 or Better 175 R-7.2 16 / 28 TIE 46 / 79 TIE
65 or Better 20 R-9.1 12 / 28 TIE 34 / 79 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 600
60 or Better 175
65 or Better 20
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-5.8
60 or Better R-7.2
65 or Better R-9.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 16 / 28 TIE
60 or Better 16 / 28 TIE
65 or Better 12 / 28 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 45 / 79 TIE
60 or Better 46 / 79 TIE
65 or Better 34 / 79 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67+ PCGS grade

Sunnywood Collection

1 MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade
4 MS66 PCGS grade PCGS #4404 (MS)     66
4 MS66 PCGS grade PCGS #4404 (MS)     66
4 MS66 PCGS grade
4 MS66 PCGS grade
4 MS66 PCGS grade
4 MS66 PCGS grade
4 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS67+ PCGS grade

Sunnywood Collection

#1 MS67 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade
PCGS #4404 (MS)     66 #4 MS66 PCGS grade
PCGS #4404 (MS)     66 #4 MS66 PCGS grade
#4 MS66 PCGS grade
#4 MS66 PCGS grade
#4 MS66 PCGS grade
#4 MS66 PCGS grade
#4 MS66 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

Production of Half Dimes ended in 1873. The government's goal, since 1866, was to replace the silver Half Dime with a nickel five cent piece. By 1873, the endeavor was considered a success and the tiny Half Dime was retired forever. Despite the official preference for the new "Nickels", the mintage of Half Dimes remained high at Philadelphia in 1873 (higher than many dates in the 1960's and 1870's.

As a result, this date can be found with relative ease in all grades, up to and including MS-64. In higher grades, the 1873 Half Dime becomes scarce. The finest example certified by PCGS as of August 2011 is a single MS-67.