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

1836 H10C (Proof)


PR65 estimated grade
Image courtesy of Heritage Numismatic Auctions
PCGS #:
4299
Diameter:
15.90 millimeters
Designer:
William Kneass
Weight:
1.35 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
4
Metal Content:
89.2% Silver, 10.8% Copper
Auction Record:
$57,500 • NGC PR66 • 1-1-2007 • 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 2 R-9.9 2 / 7 2 / 7
60 or Better 2 R-9.9 2 / 7 2 / 7
65 or Better 1 R-10.0 1 / 7 TIE 1 / 7 TIE
Condition Census (Explain)
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR66 PCGS grade  

Most likely ex Pittman.  Virgil Brand - New Netherlands 12/1958:359, $75 - John Jay Pittman - David Akers 10/1997:448, $2,200

2 PR65 estimated grade   LM-1 (Large 5C). Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. - Bowers & Merena 5/1996:934, $4,400 - Long Beach Connoisseur Collection - Bowers & Merena 8/1999:82, $14,950 - Goldbergs "Benson Part II" 2/2002:358, $23,172 - Jones Beach Collection - Heritage 1/2007:849, $57,500
3 PR64 estimated grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR66 PCGS grade  

Most likely ex Pittman.  Virgil Brand - New Netherlands 12/1958:359, $75 - John Jay Pittman - David Akers 10/1997:448, $2,200

2 PR65 estimated grade   LM-1 (Large 5C). Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. - Bowers & Merena 5/1996:934, $4,400 - Long Beach Connoisseur Collection - Bowers & Merena 8/1999:82, $14,950 - Goldbergs "Benson Part II" 2/2002:358, $23,172 - Jones Beach Collection - Heritage 1/2007:849, $57,500
3 PR64 estimated grade  

Ron Guth: Breen (1989) listed Proof examples of LM-1 and LM-2.

Logan and McCloskey (1998) discounted both varieties as Proof candidates because both were struck from used, worn, or cracked dies.  In fact, they did not list a Proof for any Half Dime variety, giving the implication that Proof 1836 Half Dimes may not exist in reality.

PCGS has graded one Proof 1836 Half Dime, believed to be ex-Pittman.

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"Walter Breen's Encyclopedia of United States and Colonial Proof Coins 1722-1989, New Revised and Corrected Edition" by Walter Breen (1989).

"Federal Half Dimes 1792-1837" by Russell J. Logan and John W. McCloskey (1998)