1792 H10C MS64 Certification #30922680, PCGS #11020

Expert Comments

David Hall

The PCGS graded MS67 is from the great John Pittman collection, one of the highest quality U.S. coin collections ever assembled. This specimen has amazing mark-free surfaces and a fully rounded cheek. The luster and originality are outstanding in every way. This coin, along with the PCGS graded SP67, is the finest known example of the first coin officially struck by the U.S. Mint.

 

PCGS #
11020
Designer
Unknown
Edge
Diagonally reeded
Diameter
17.50 millimeters
Weight
1.35 grams
Mintage
1500
Metal
89.2% Silver, 10.8% Copper
Pop Higher
5
Pop Lower
83
Region
The United States of America
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades
65 or Better 275 R-6.5 1 / 1 1 / 1
All Grades 35 R-8.8 1 / 1 1 / 1
60 or Better 7 R-9.6 1 / 1 1 / 1
65 or Better 275
All Grades 35
60 or Better 7
65 or Better R-6.5
All Grades R-8.8
60 or Better R-9.6
65 or Better 1 / 1
All Grades 1 / 1
60 or Better 1 / 1
65 or Better 1 / 1
All Grades 1 / 1
60 or Better 1 / 1

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade MS68 PCGS grade

David Rittenhouse, first director of the United States Mint; Rittenhouse family, kept within the family by Rittenhouse's descendants from July 1792 until - Henry Chapman 10/1919:249, $56 - George L. Tilden - Thomas Elder 6/1921:2029, $62 - private collector, who apparently stored the coin in a Wayte Raymond album - unnamed museum in New England - Stack's 10/1988:536, $68,750 - unknown intermediaries - dealer Jay Parrino, early 1990s, as agent for the anonymous "Knoxville Collection," early 1990s to 2003 - private collector, 2003 to January 2007 - Steve Contursi - Cardinal Collection, acquired for $1,500,000 in 2007 - Stack's/Bowers 1/2013:13093, $1,145,625

2 MS67 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade

David Rittenhouse (reportedly traced back to the family by Dr. Judd) - Dr. J. Hewitt Judd - Paramount “Auction '80” 8/1980:592 - Jimmy Hayes Collection - Stack's 10/1985:3 - Stack’s/Bowers 8/2013:4043, $793,125

3 MS66 PCGS grade
5 MS65 PCGS grade

MARCA 5/1987:721 - Superior “Chalkley-Ryer” 1/1990:2354 - Heritage 1/2014:5176, $528,750

MS68 PCGS grade #1 MS68 PCGS grade

David Rittenhouse, first director of the United States Mint; Rittenhouse family, kept within the family by Rittenhouse's descendants from July 1792 until - Henry Chapman 10/1919:249, $56 - George L. Tilden - Thomas Elder 6/1921:2029, $62 - private collector, who apparently stored the coin in a Wayte Raymond album - unnamed museum in New England - Stack's 10/1988:536, $68,750 - unknown intermediaries - dealer Jay Parrino, early 1990s, as agent for the anonymous "Knoxville Collection," early 1990s to 2003 - private collector, 2003 to January 2007 - Steve Contursi - Cardinal Collection, acquired for $1,500,000 in 2007 - Stack's/Bowers 1/2013:13093, $1,145,625

#2 MS67 PCGS grade
MS66 PCGS grade #3 MS66 PCGS grade

David Rittenhouse (reportedly traced back to the family by Dr. Judd) - Dr. J. Hewitt Judd - Paramount “Auction '80” 8/1980:592 - Jimmy Hayes Collection - Stack's 10/1985:3 - Stack’s/Bowers 8/2013:4043, $793,125

#3 MS66 PCGS grade
#5 MS65 PCGS grade

MARCA 5/1987:721 - Superior “Chalkley-Ryer” 1/1990:2354 - Heritage 1/2014:5176, $528,750