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SERIES: Draped Bust Half Dimes 1796-1805
LEVEL: Year, MintMark, & Major Variety

1805 H10C (Regular Strike)

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PCGS AU58

PCGS AU58

PCGS AU55+
PCGS #:
4272
Diameter:
16.50 millimeters
Designer:
Robert Scot
Weight:
1.35 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
15,600
Metal Content:
89.2% Silver, 10.8% Copper
Auction Record:
$46,000 • PCGS AU58 • 1-1-2007 • Heritage
Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 300 R-6.4 4 / 7 TIE 6 / 12 TIE
60 or Better 1 R-10.0 1 / 7 TIE 1 / 12 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 7 1 / 12
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS64 estimated grade  
2 AU58 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2007:846, $46,000 - Heritage 10/2009:297, not sold - Heritage 2/2010:958, $32,200 - Stack's/Bowers 8/2015:10049, $35,250

2 AU58 PCGS grade

Bob R. Simpson Collection

2 AU58 PCGS grade  

Joseph O'Connor, sold privately in 8/2004 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 5/2015:98156, $47,000

2 AU58 PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS64 estimated grade  
2 AU58 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2007:846, $46,000 - Heritage 10/2009:297, not sold - Heritage 2/2010:958, $32,200 - Stack's/Bowers 8/2015:10049, $35,250

2 AU58 PCGS grade

Bob R. Simpson Collection

2 AU58 PCGS grade  

Joseph O'Connor, sold privately in 8/2004 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 5/2015:98156, $47,000

2 AU58 PCGS grade  
6 AU55+ PCGS grade
7 AU55 PCGS grade

Stack’s 11/2008:3294, $40,250 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack’s/Bowers/Sotheby’s 5/2015:1016, $30,550

7 AU55 PCGS grade  
9 AU53 PCGS grade  

David Bullowa 5/1952:1021, $88 - John Jay Pittman - Akers 10/1997:430, $14,300 - Heritage 1/2012:3108, not sold

9 AU53 estimated grade  

Ron Guth: The 1805 Half Dime has the second lowest mintage of the Draped Bust, Heraldic Eagle Reverse type, making it a very difficult coin to locate in any grade.  Nonetheless, the Condition Census consists almost entirely of About Uncirculated examples, with the exception of one Mint State piece - a lovely, high-grade example estimated by PCGS to grade MS64. 

Like most examples of this type, the 1805 Half Dime is usually weak at the tip of the bust and in the corresponding area on the reverse of the coin (upper right).  Adjustment marks are rarely seen.

Only one die marriage is known for this year (LM-1).