1854 H10C Arrows MS65 Certification #34647441, PCGS #4358

Owner's Comments

CAC

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

Production of 1854 Half Dimes was high, but not nearly to the extent of the previous year.  The arrowheads were retained in 1854 to allow for quick identification of the old and new versions.  

Because of the large mintage, the 1854 Half Dime is easy to obtain in most grades, including Mint State.  By far, the most common Mint State grade is MS64, followed by MS63.  Gems are relatively common, but superb examples are very scarce to rare.  Only a single PCGS MS67 has been recorded, with none finer.

Fully struck 1854 Half Dimes are rarely seen, as most have weak denticles ranging from slightly soft to very weak. 

Diameter
15.90 millimeters
Designer
Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht
Edge
Reeded
Mintage
5740000
Weight
1.24 grams
Metal Content
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Region
The United States of America
Pop Higher
20
Pop Lower
703
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 2500 R-4.5 5 / 6 68 / 79 TIE
All Grades 500 R-6.0 5 / 6 68 / 79 TIE
60 or Better 60 R-8.4 5 / 6 61 / 79 TIE

Condition Census

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

Stack's 11/2006:28, $20,700 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part III - Heritage 5/2015:98173, $15,275

2 MS66+ PCGS grade MS66+ PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade

Jim O’Neal Collection - Heritage 4/2013:1666, $1,762.50

3 MS66 PCGS grade PCGS #4358 (MS)     66
3 MS66 PCGS grade