1872 H10C MS61 Certification #02064764, PCGS #4400

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

The 1872 Half Dime is a fairly common date.  While not as common as the 1872-S Half Dime, the 1872 is on par with dates such as the 1858, 1860, and 1871.  Mint State versions are plentiful, covering a wide swath from MS-62 to MS-64.  Gems become scarce and superb examples are simply rare.  The finest example certified by PCGS (as of February 2012) is a single MS-66+ (pictured above).

Most examples seen have weakness on the upper left side of the wreath.  This weakness ranges from slightly soft to virtually flat.  An 1872 Half Dime with a fully struck wreath would be quite a prize, if it exists at all.

 

PCGS #
4400
Designer
James Barton Longacre
Edge
Reeded
Diameter
15.90 millimeters
Weight
1.24 grams
Mintage
2947000
Metal
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Pop Higher
364
Pop Lower
225
Region
The United States of America
Price Guide
PCGS Population
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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades
65 or Better 2500 R-4.5 23 / 28 TIE 68 / 79 TIE
All Grades 500 R-6.0 23 / 28 TIE 68 / 79 TIE
60 or Better 45 R-8.6 20 / 28 TIE 56 / 79 TIE
65 or Better 2500
All Grades 500
60 or Better 45
65 or Better R-4.5
All Grades R-6.0
60 or Better R-8.6
65 or Better 23 / 28 TIE
All Grades 23 / 28 TIE
60 or Better 20 / 28 TIE
65 or Better 68 / 79 TIE
All Grades 68 / 79 TIE
60 or Better 56 / 79 TIE

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67+ PCGS grade MS67+ PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade
3 MS66+ PCGS grade MS66+ PCGS grade
4 MS66 PCGS grade
4 MS66 PCGS grade
MS67+ PCGS grade #1 MS67+ PCGS grade
MS67 PCGS grade #2 MS67 PCGS grade
MS66+ PCGS grade #3 MS66+ PCGS grade
#4 MS66 PCGS grade
#4 MS66 PCGS grade