1800 H10C MS63 Certification #25304184, PCGS #4264

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

The 1800 Half Dime is easily the most common date of the 1796-1805 era, although "common" is strictly a relative term.  PCGS has certified over four dozen Mint State examples of this date, including one example in MS68, the single finest example of a pre-1805 Half Dime.  MS63 and MS64 grades seem to be the Mint State grades seen most frequently, though they are all extremely desirable and valuable.  Most examples show a fairly straightforward strike, though some weakness at the outer borders is sometimes noted.  The tip of the bust and the corresponding area in the clouds on the reverse may also show weakness.  At the high end, eye appeal has a lot to do with the final grade, as some coins are simply mnore remarkable than others, though none are perfect because of the technical limitations of the time.

PCGS #
4264
Designer
Robert Scot
Edge
Reeded
Diameter
16.50 millimeters
Weight
1.35 grams
Mintage
40000
Metal
89.2% Silver, 10.8% Copper
Pop Higher
18
Pop Lower
310
Region
The United States of America
Price Guide
PCGS Population
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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades
65 or Better 750 R-5.5 7 / 7 12 / 12
All Grades 60 R-8.4 6 / 7 11 / 12
60 or Better 10 R-9.5 4 / 7 8 / 12
65 or Better 750
All Grades 60
60 or Better 10
65 or Better R-5.5
All Grades R-8.4
60 or Better R-9.5
65 or Better 7 / 7
All Grades 6 / 7
60 or Better 4 / 7
65 or Better 12 / 12
All Grades 11 / 12
60 or Better 8 / 12

Condition Census Learn More

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

Norweb Collection - Bowers & Merena 10/1987:308, $70,400 - Knoxville Collection - Jay Parrino (The Mint), sold privately - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack’s/Bowers & Sotheby’s 5/2015:1010, $381,875

2 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 estimated grade
4 MS65 PCGS grade
4 MS65 PCGS grade
MS68 PCGS grade #1 MS68 PCGS grade

Norweb Collection - Bowers & Merena 10/1987:308, $70,400 - Knoxville Collection - Jay Parrino (The Mint), sold privately - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack’s/Bowers & Sotheby’s 5/2015:1010, $381,875

#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#3 MS66 estimated grade
#4 MS65 PCGS grade
#4 MS65 PCGS grade