1856 H10C MS66+ Certification #34622615, PCGS #4363

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

By 1856, the vast majority of the lower-weight silver coins had been removed from circulation and the arrowheads that had been placed on either side of the date from 1853 to 1855 were deemed no longer necessary.  In 1856, the Philadelphia Mint produced nearly 5 million Half Dimes, a hefty mintage for the 1850s but certainly not the largest.  The result are numerous survivors covering a full range of grades from Good to MS66.  The finest example is a single PCGS MS66+.

Fully struck examples are surprisingly scarce.  Many examples show weakness on the denticles.  On some examples, the denticles are so flat as to be almost non-existent.

PCGS #
4363
Designer
Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht
Edge
Reeded
Diameter
15.90 millimeters
Weight
1.24 grams
Mintage
4880000
Metal
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Pop Higher
3
Pop Lower
555
Region
The United States of America
Price Guide
PCGS Population
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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades
65 or Better 1250 R-4.9 34 / 36 65 / 79 TIE
All Grades 400 R-6.2 34 / 36 67 / 79
60 or Better 25 R-9.0 18 / 36 TIE 39 / 79 TIE
65 or Better 1250
All Grades 400
60 or Better 25
65 or Better R-4.9
All Grades R-6.2
60 or Better R-9.0
65 or Better 34 / 36
All Grades 34 / 36
60 or Better 18 / 36 TIE
65 or Better 65 / 79 TIE
All Grades 67 / 79
60 or Better 39 / 79 TIE

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 estimated grade
2 MS66+ PCGS grade MS66+ PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade PCGS #4363 (MS)     66
3 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 estimated grade
MS66+ PCGS grade #2 MS66+ PCGS grade
PCGS #4363 (MS)     66 #3 MS66 PCGS grade
#3 MS66 PCGS grade
#3 MS66 PCGS grade