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SERIES: Flowing Hair Half Dimes 1794-1795
LEVEL: Year, MintMark, & Major Variety

1794 H10C (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS66

PCGS MS65+

PCGS MS65+
PCGS #:
4250
Diameter:
16.50 millimeters
Designer:
Robert Scot
Weight:
1.35 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
7,756
Metal Content:
89.2% Silver, 10.8% Copper
Auction Record:
$93,500 • CH UNC • 12-4-2005 • Coinhunter
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 550 R-5.9 1 / 2 1 / 2
60 or Better 57 R-8.4 1 / 2 1 / 2
65 or Better 7 R-9.6 1 / 2 1 / 2
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 estimated grade  

Cardinal Collection Educational Foundation - Bowers & Merena 8/2010:1003, $132,250

3 MS65+ PCGS grade

Stack's/Bowers 3/2012:4052, $71,875 - High Desert Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

3 MS65+ PCGS grade

Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 5/1996:887, $45,100

3 MS65 PCGS grade
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 estimated grade  

Cardinal Collection Educational Foundation - Bowers & Merena 8/2010:1003, $132,250

3 MS65+ PCGS grade

Stack's/Bowers 3/2012:4052, $71,875 - High Desert Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

3 MS65+ PCGS grade

Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 5/1996:887, $45,100

3 MS65 PCGS grade
3 MS65 PCGS grade

American Numismatic Rarities 1/2004:1337, $39,100 - American Numismatic Rarities 5/2005:106, $73,600 - Bowers and Merena 8/2009:679, $41,688

3 MS65 PCGS grade  

Possibly Richard Boswell Winsor Collection - S.H. & H. Chapman 12/1895 - John M. Clapp Collection - J.M. Clapp Collection - John H. Clapp Collection - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 5/1996:885, $28,600 - Bowers and Merena 5/2004:108, $67,850

3 MS65 PCGS grade  

Goldbergs 9/2002:213 (as PCGS MS65), $48,300 - Melrose Bay Collection - Heritage 7/2005:10145, $69,000 - American Numismatic Rarities 6/2006:1177, $77,625 - Heritage 3/2011:3297, $63,250 - Heritage 4/2015:4962, $56,400

3 MS65 PCGS grade  

Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 5/1996:886, $26,400 - Heritage 4/2015:4963, $67,562.50

3 MS65 PCGS grade  
Ron Guth:

The 1794 Half Dime was the first year that this denomination was made inside the new United States Mint, thus this date carries a premium with type collectors.  The 1794 Half Dime has a low mintage and is very scarce in all conditions.  However, a number of nice, high-grade examples have survived, including a few Gems.

Varieties (4):
Valentine 1 - Very Rare
Valentine 2 - Rare
Valentine 3 - Rare
Valentine 4 - Very Scarce

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"Federal Half Dimes 1792-1837" by Russell J. Logan and John W. McCloskey