1873 H10C AU55 Certification #38189768, PCGS #4404

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

Production of Half Dimes ended in 1873.  The government's goal, since 1866, was to replace the silver Half Dime with a nickel five cent piece.  By 1873, the endeavor was considered a success and the tiny Half Dime was retired forever.  Despite the official preference for the new "Nickels", the mintage of Half Dimes remained high at Philadelphia in 1873 (higher than many dates in the 1960's and 1870's.

As a result, this date can be found with relative ease in all grades, up to and including MS-64.  In higher grades, the 1873 Half Dime becomes scarce.  The finest example certified by PCGS as of August 2011 is a single MS-67.

PCGS #
4404
Designer
James Barton Longacre
Edge
Reeded
Diameter
15.90 millimeters
Weight
1.24 grams
Mintage
712000
Metal
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Pop Higher
153
Pop Lower
32
Region
The United States of America
Price Guide
PCGS Population
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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades
65 or Better 600 R-5.8 16 / 28 TIE 45 / 79 TIE
All Grades 175 R-7.2 16 / 28 TIE 46 / 79 TIE
60 or Better 20 R-9.1 12 / 28 TIE 34 / 79 TIE
65 or Better 600
All Grades 175
60 or Better 20
65 or Better R-5.8
All Grades R-7.2
60 or Better R-9.1
65 or Better 16 / 28 TIE
All Grades 16 / 28 TIE
60 or Better 12 / 28 TIE
65 or Better 45 / 79 TIE
All Grades 46 / 79 TIE
60 or Better 34 / 79 TIE

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67+ PCGS grade MS67+ PCGS grade

Sunnywood Collection

1 MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade
4 MS66 PCGS grade PCGS #4404 (MS)     66
4 MS66 PCGS grade PCGS #4404 (MS)     66
MS67+ PCGS grade #1 MS67+ PCGS grade

Sunnywood Collection

#1 MS67 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade
PCGS #4404 (MS)     66 #4 MS66 PCGS grade
PCGS #4404 (MS)     66 #4 MS66 PCGS grade