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SERIES: Capped Bust Half Dimes 1829-1837
LEVEL: Year, MintMark, & Major Variety

1829 H10C (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67
PCGS #:
4276
Diameter:
15.90 millimeters
Designer:
William Kneass
Weight:
1.35 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
1,230,000
Metal Content:
89.2% Silver, 10.8% Copper
Auction Record:
$21,150 • PCGS MS67+ • 5-19-2015 • Stack's/Bowers
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 2,500 R-4.5 8 / 14 TIE 8 / 14 TIE
60 or Better 600 R-5.8 8 / 14 TIE 8 / 14 TIE
65 or Better 60 R-8.4 7 / 14 7 / 14
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67+ PCGS grade

Richard Burdick, sold privately in 1/2009 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack’s/Bowers & Sotheby’s 5/2015:1018, $21,150

2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade  
5 MS66 PCGS grade
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67+ PCGS grade

Richard Burdick, sold privately in 1/2009 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack’s/Bowers & Sotheby’s 5/2015:1018, $21,150

2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade  
5 MS66 PCGS grade
5 MS66 PCGS grade  
5 MS66 PCGS grade  
5 MS66 PCGS grade  
5 MS66 PCGS grade  
5 MS66 PCGS grade  

Ron Guth: Half Dime production resumed in 1829 (none were produced after 1805).  The design was a smaller version of the Capped Bust design that had been utlized on Dimes since 1809).  Utilizing the most up-to-date technology, the Capped Bust Half Dimes were all struck with a "close" collar, an edge die that created uniform diameters and square edges on the coins.

Over 1.2 million Half Dimes were produced in 1829, a phenomenal output in a series that had never seen a mintage above 87,000.  Thus, the 1829 Half Dime is easy to find on circulated grades and in Mint State grades up to MS-64.  Gem examples become scarce and MS-66 and better examples are quite rare.  The finest examples certified by PCGS (as of July 2011) are two MS-67s.