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

1830 H10C (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS68

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS66
PCGS #:
4277
Diameter:
15.90 millimeters
Designer:
William Kneass
Weight:
1.35 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
1,240,000
Metal Content:
89.2% Silver, 10.8% Copper
Auction Record:
$18,213 • 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 2,250 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 80 R-8.2 8 / 14 TIE 8 / 14 TIE
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade

Bob R. Simpson Collection

2 MS67 PCGS grade

Larry Hanks, sold privately in 8/2004 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack’s/Bowers & Sotheby’s 5/2015:1020, $18,212.50

2 MS67 PCGS grade  
2 MS67 PCGS grade  
2 MS67 PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade

Bob R. Simpson Collection

2 MS67 PCGS grade

Larry Hanks, sold privately in 8/2004 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack’s/Bowers & Sotheby’s 5/2015:1020, $18,212.50

2 MS67 PCGS grade  
2 MS67 PCGS grade  
2 MS67 PCGS grade  
2 MS67 PCGS grade  
2 MS67 PCGS grade  
8 MS66+ PCGS grade  
9 MS66 PCGS grade
9 MS66 PCGS grade

Ron Guth: Most dates in the Capped Bust Half Dime series are of equal rarity.  The only exceptions are 1836 and 1837, which have lower certified populations than the other dates.  Thus, the 1830 is just as good a choice for a type coin as any other date in this series.

Among the certified Mint State survivors, the most common grade is MS-63, followed by MS-62 and MS-64.  In grades above MS-66, the 1830 Half Dime is very rare, and the finest example certified by PCGS (as of January 2012) is a single, amazing PCGS MS-68.