1872 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 #:
4400
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
15.90 millimeters
Weight:
1.24 grams
Mintage:
2,947,000
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 2,500 R-4.5 23 / 28 TIE 68 / 79 TIE
60 or Better 500 R-6.0 23 / 28 TIE 68 / 79 TIE
65 or Better 45 R-8.6 20 / 28 TIE 56 / 79 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 2,500
60 or Better 500
65 or Better 45
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.5
60 or Better R-6.0
65 or Better R-8.6
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 23 / 28 TIE
60 or Better 23 / 28 TIE
65 or Better 20 / 28 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 68 / 79 TIE
60 or Better 68 / 79 TIE
65 or Better 56 / 79 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67+ PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
3 MS66+ PCGS grade
4 MS66 PCGS grade
4 MS66 PCGS grade
4 MS66 PCGS grade
4 MS66 PCGS grade
4 MS66 PCGS grade
4 MS66 PCGS grade
4 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS67+ PCGS grade
#2 MS67 PCGS grade
#3 MS66+ PCGS grade
#4 MS66 PCGS grade
#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:

The 1872 Half Dime is a fairly common date. While not as common as the 1872-S Half Dime, the 1872 is on par with dates such as the 1858, 1860, and 1871. Mint State versions are plentiful, covering a wide swath from MS-62 to MS-64. Gems become scarce and superb examples are simply rare. The finest example certified by PCGS (as of February 2012) is a single MS-66+ (pictured above).

Most examples seen have weakness on the upper left side of the wreath. This weakness ranges from slightly soft to virtually flat. An 1872 Half Dime with a fully struck wreath would be quite a prize, if it exists at all.