1795 H10C XF40 Certification #14553593, PCGS #4251

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

1795 Half Dimes are relatively scarce as type coins go and there are several varieties (see below) that are quite rare. However, as scarce as they might be, 1795 Half Dimes are easily obtained in Mint State, including in Gem condition.  This is also one fo the few early U.S. type coins that can be found in MS67 condition.  

Varieties (10):
Valentine 1 - Very Rare
Valentine 2 - Rare
Valentine 3 - Very Rare

Valentine 4 - Scarce
Valentine 5 - Scarce
Valentine 6 - Very Scarce
Valentine 7 - Very Rare
Valentine 8 - Very Rare
Valentine 9 - Very Rare
Valentine 10 - Extremely Rare


Sources and/or recommended reading:
"Federal Half Dimes 1792-1837" by Russell J. Logan and John W. McCloskey

Diameter
16.50 millimeters
Designer
Robert Scot
Edge
Reeded
Mintage
78660
Weight
1.35 grams
Metal Content
89.2% Silver, 10.8% Copper
Region
The United States of America
Pop Higher
334
Pop Lower
273
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 1750 R-4.7 2 / 2 2 / 2
All Grades 162 R-7.3 2 / 2 2 / 2
60 or Better 21 R-9.0 2 / 2 2 / 2

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade

American Numismatic Rarities 11/2004:471, $161,000 - D. Brent Pogue Collection, Part I - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 5/2015:1004, $176,250 - The Type Set Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

1 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade

Knoxville Collection - Jay Parrino (The Mint) - Stack's 1/2007:352, $184,000 - Bob R. Simpson Collection

1 MS67 PCGS grade

Superior 5/2003:2312, $77,625 - James W. Lull Collection - Bowers & Merena 1/2005:657, $87,400

4 MS66+ PCGS grade MS66+ PCGS grade

Heritage 8/2006:5106, $126,500 - Dime Box Silver Collection (PCGS Set Registry) - Bruce Morelan Collection

4 MS66+ PCGS grade MS66+ PCGS grade

Tom Bender Collection