1837 H10C Large 5C MS66+ Certification #06666552, PCGS #4289

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

The 1837 Capped Bust Half Dime was the last year of the type.  Later in the year, the new Seated Liberty design was introduced, not only on the Half Dimes, but on the Dimes as well -- then in 1838 on the Quarter Dollars, in 1839 on the Half Dollars, and finally in 1840 on the Silver Dollars (but never on any gold coins). 

The entire mintage of 1837 Half Dimes is comprised on Small 5C and Large 5C varieties.  Based on the PCGS Population Report data, the Large 5C variety is more than three times as plentiful as the Small 5C.  In Mint State, the Large 5C is seen most often in MS63, followed closely by MS62 and MS64.  The top grade is MS66, where a single PCGS MS66+ has been graded.

On both sides, the border consists of very fine dentils, which soften the overall appearance.  Most examples show a soft, satiny luster.  Occasionally, the dentils on the left side of the obverse will be weakly struck, and less frequently, the eagle will appear weak in the central part of the reverse.

PCGS #
4289
Designer
William Kneass
Edge
Reeded
Diameter
15.90 millimeters
Weight
1.35 grams
Mintage
871000
Metal
89.2% Silver, 10.8% Copper
Pop Higher
1
Pop Lower
304
Region
The United States of America
Price Guide
PCGS Population
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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades
65 or Better 650 R-5.7 6 / 14 6 / 14
All Grades 100 R-8.0 5 / 14 TIE 5 / 14 TIE
60 or Better 15 R-9.3 3 / 14 TIE 3 / 14 TIE
65 or Better 650
All Grades 100
60 or Better 15
65 or Better R-5.7
All Grades R-8.0
60 or Better R-9.3
65 or Better 6 / 14
All Grades 5 / 14 TIE
60 or Better 3 / 14 TIE
65 or Better 6 / 14
All Grades 5 / 14 TIE
60 or Better 3 / 14 TIE

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66+ PCGS grade  PCGS #4289 (MS)     66+

Simpson Collection

1 MS66+ PCGS grade MS66+ PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade

William Walser Collection - Bowers & Merena 7/2002:107, $4,370 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack’s/Bowers & Sotheby’s 5/2015:1033, $22,325

3 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade
 PCGS #4289 (MS)     66+ #1 MS66+ PCGS grade

Simpson Collection

MS66+ PCGS grade #1 MS66+ PCGS grade
MS66 PCGS grade #3 MS66 PCGS grade

William Walser Collection - Bowers & Merena 7/2002:107, $4,370 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack’s/Bowers & Sotheby’s 5/2015:1033, $22,325

#3 MS66 PCGS grade
#3 MS66 PCGS grade