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

1835 H10C Small Date, Small 5C (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS68

Large Date vs Small Date

Large 5 C. vs Small 5 C.
PCGS #:
4285
Diameter:
15.90 millimeters
Designer:
William Kneass
Weight:
1.35 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
Metal Content:
89.2% Silver, 10.8% Copper
Auction Record:
$28,175 • NGC MS68 • 2-23-2005 • Heritage
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 400 R-6.2 5 / 14 5 / 14
60 or Better 100 R-8.0 5 / 14 TIE 5 / 14 TIE
65 or Better 15 R-9.3 3 / 14 TIE 3 / 14 TIE
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade  
2 MS67+ PCGS grade

Pinnacle Rarities, sold privately in 9/2003 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack’s/Bowers & Sotheby’s 5/2015:1028, $17,625

3 MS67 PCGS grade
3 MS67 PCGS grade

Alter Kocker Collection - Paul Nugget, sold privately in 6/2002 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack’s/Bowers & Sotheby’s 5/2015:1029, $16,450

3 MS67 PCGS grade  

Heritage 10/2009:303

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

Pinnacle Rarities, sold privately in 9/2003 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack’s/Bowers & Sotheby’s 5/2015:1028, $17,625

3 MS67 PCGS grade
3 MS67 PCGS grade

Alter Kocker Collection - Paul Nugget, sold privately in 6/2002 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack’s/Bowers & Sotheby’s 5/2015:1029, $16,450

3 MS67 PCGS grade  

Heritage 10/2009:303

3 MS67 PCGS grade  
3 MS67 PCGS grade  
3 MS67 PCGS grade  
9 MS66+ PCGS grade
9 MS66+ PCGS grade  

Ron Guth: Thanks to some different-sized punches, 1835 Half Dimes come in at least four different, major varieties:

Small Date, Large 5C.
Small Date, Small 5C.
Large Date, Large 5C.
Large Date, Small 5C.

Of these varieties, the Large Date, Large 5C is the most common (by far), followed by the Small Date, Small 5C, then the Small Date, Large 5C and the Large Date, Small 5C (these two are of approximately equal rarity).

The 1835 Smalll Date, Small 5C Half Dime is relatively scarce in Mint State, but can be found in all grades, mostly in MS-64, but even as high as MS-68 (in fact, this variety is among only four dates in the entire series representative at this extremely high level).