1869 H10C MS65 Certification #38435573, PCGS #4394

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

The mintages of Half Dimes issued by the Philadelphia Mint during the 1860's ranged from a low of 8,000 (in 1867) to a high of 3,360,000 (in 1861).  At 208,000 coins, the 1869 Half Dime has the third largest mintage of the period, but it is way below the mintages of the 1861 and 1862 Half Dimes.  As far as collectibility goes, this date is not rare by any means, with ample quantities of circulated examples to satisfy collector demand.  In Mint State, the 1869 Half Dime is readily available in a range of grades from MS62 to MS65.  Over a dozen examples are known in grades above MS65, led by a single PCGS MS68.  The strike quality of this date is generally good, but many examples show weakness in the denticles on the right side of the reverse.

 

PCGS #
4394
Designer
James Barton Longacre
Edge
Reeded
Diameter
15.90 millimeters
Weight
1.24 grams
Mintage
208000
Metal
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Pop Higher
21
Pop Lower
117
Region
The United States of America
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades
65 or Better 500 R-6.0 15 / 28 43 / 79 TIE
All Grades 175 R-7.2 16 / 28 TIE 46 / 79 TIE
60 or Better 25 R-9.0 16 / 28 39 / 79 TIE
65 or Better 500
All Grades 175
60 or Better 25
65 or Better R-6.0
All Grades R-7.2
60 or Better R-9.0
65 or Better 15 / 28
All Grades 16 / 28 TIE
60 or Better 16 / 28
65 or Better 43 / 79 TIE
All Grades 46 / 79 TIE
60 or Better 39 / 79 TIE

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade  
	PCGS #4394 (MS) 68

Bob R. Simpson Collection

2 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade

Goldbergs 6/2015:1119, $3,643 - D.L. Hansen Collection

2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
 
	PCGS #4394 (MS) 68 
#1 MS68 PCGS grade

Bob R. Simpson Collection

MS67 PCGS grade #2 MS67 PCGS grade

Goldbergs 6/2015:1119, $3,643 - D.L. Hansen Collection

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