1832 H10C XF45 Certification #32749892, PCGS #4279

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

In 1832, the mintage of Half Dimes dropped below one million coins, once of only two times that this occured in the  Capped Bust series.  Nevertheless, this is still a hefty mintage and there are plenty of survivors today.  Many remain in nice condition, including hundreds of Mint State examples.  The most frequently-seen Mint State grade is MS63, followed by MS64.  Gem 1832 Half Dimes are not nearly as common, but they can be found with relative ease in MS65 and MS66.  In MS67, the number of survivors drops quickly to less than a dozen examples.  The finest example known thus far is a single, rather phenomenal PCGS MS68+.

As usual for this series, most examples are well struck.  Many of the top-condition coins present lovely toning and patina acquired over the past decades.

PCGS #
4279
Designer
William Kneass
Edge
Reeded
Diameter
15.90 millimeters
Weight
1.35 grams
Mintage
965000
Metal
89.2% Silver, 10.8% Copper
Pop Higher
979
Pop Lower
175
Region
The United States of America
Price Guide
PCGS Population
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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades
65 or Better 4000 R-4.2 14 / 14 14 / 14
All Grades 800 R-5.4 14 / 14 14 / 14
60 or Better 150 R-7.5 13 / 14 13 / 14
65 or Better 4000
All Grades 800
60 or Better 150
65 or Better R-4.2
All Grades R-5.4
60 or Better R-7.5
65 or Better 14 / 14
All Grades 14 / 14
60 or Better 13 / 14
65 or Better 14 / 14
All Grades 14 / 14
60 or Better 13 / 14

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS68+ PCGS grade PCGS #4279 (MS)     68+
2 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade

Legend Numismatics 2/2012 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30182

2 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
PCGS #4279 (MS)     68+ #1 MS68+ PCGS grade
MS67 PCGS grade #2 MS67 PCGS grade

Legend Numismatics 2/2012 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30182

MS67 PCGS grade #2 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 MS67 PCGS grade