1840 H10C No Drapery MS64 Certification #85170556, PCGS #4321

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

1840 was a transitional year for half dimes.  The earliest versions were of the No Drapery type, which lacked the fold of drapery under Liberty's left arm (viewer's right).  Later versions showed a modified design, now with drapery, a redesigned rock, and an upright shield.  Of the two versions, the No Drapery is easily the most common. 

Close examination of the image shown above of the PCGS MS68 reveals a heavily cracked die which was about to break up into three larege chunks.  These breaks are not universal to 1840 No Drapery Half Dimes, but they add interest to this date.  Collectors will have little to no difficulty finding Mint State versions of this variety, as dozens have been certified in each of the MS62, MS63, and MS64 grades.

PCGS #
4321
Designer
Christian Gobrecht
Edge
Reeded
Diameter
15.90 millimeters
Weight
1.34 grams
Mintage
1034000
Metal
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Pop Higher
52
Pop Lower
359
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 1000 R-5.0 4 / 6 59 / 79 TIE
All Grades 300 R-6.4 4 / 6 TIE 63 / 79 TIE
60 or Better 40 R-8.7 3 / 6 53 / 79 TIE
65 or Better 1000
All Grades 300
60 or Better 40
65 or Better R-5.0
All Grades R-6.4
60 or Better R-8.7
65 or Better 4 / 6
All Grades 4 / 6 TIE
60 or Better 3 / 6
65 or Better 59 / 79 TIE
All Grades 63 / 79 TIE
60 or Better 53 / 79 TIE

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade  
	PCGS #4321 (MS) 68

Knoxville Collection - Jay Parrino (The Mint) - Bob R. Simpson Collection - Tom Bender Collection

2 MS67+ PCGS grade MS67+ PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2016:3689, $5,875 - Stack's/Bowers 11/2016:4080, $6,462.50

2 MS67+ PCGS grade MS67+ PCGS grade
4 MS67 PCGS grade

Joseph O'Connor, sold privately in 10/2003 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30187, $7,637.50

4 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade

Goldbergs 6/2014:299, $14,100

 
	PCGS #4321 (MS) 68 
#1 MS68 PCGS grade

Knoxville Collection - Jay Parrino (The Mint) - Bob R. Simpson Collection - Tom Bender Collection

MS67+ PCGS grade #2 MS67+ PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2016:3689, $5,875 - Stack's/Bowers 11/2016:4080, $6,462.50

MS67+ PCGS grade #2 MS67+ PCGS grade
#4 MS67 PCGS grade

Joseph O'Connor, sold privately in 10/2003 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30187, $7,637.50

MS67 PCGS grade #4 MS67 PCGS grade

Goldbergs 6/2014:299, $14,100