1856 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 #:
4363
Designer:
Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
15.90 millimeters
Weight:
1.24 grams
Mintage:
4,880,000
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Major 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 1,250 R-4.9 34 / 36 65 / 79 TIE
60 or Better 400 R-6.2 34 / 36 67 / 79
65 or Better 25 R-9.0 18 / 36 TIE 39 / 79 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 1,250
60 or Better 400
65 or Better 25
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.9
60 or Better R-6.2
65 or Better R-9.0
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 34 / 36
60 or Better 34 / 36
65 or Better 18 / 36 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 65 / 79 TIE
60 or Better 67 / 79
65 or Better 39 / 79 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67 estimated grade
2 MS66+ PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade PCGS #4363 (MS)     66
3 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 estimated grade
#1 MS67 estimated grade
#2 MS66+ PCGS grade
PCGS #4363 (MS)     66 #3 MS66 PCGS grade
#3 MS66 PCGS grade
#3 MS66 PCGS grade
#3 MS66 PCGS grade
#3 MS66 PCGS grade
#3 MS66 PCGS grade
#3 MS66 PCGS grade
#3 MS66 estimated grade
Ron Guth:

By 1856, the vast majority of the lower-weight silver coins had been removed from circulation and the arrowheads that had been placed on either side of the date from 1853 to 1855 were deemed no longer necessary. In 1856, the Philadelphia Mint produced nearly 5 million Half Dimes, a hefty mintage for the 1850s but certainly not the largest. The result are numerous survivors covering a full range of grades from Good to MS66. The finest example is a single PCGS MS66+.

Fully struck examples are surprisingly scarce. Many examples show weakness on the denticles. On some examples, the denticles are so flat as to be almost non-existent.