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

1830 H10C (Proof)


PCGS PR65
Image courtesy of Heritage Numismatic Auctions
PCGS #:
4301
Diameter:
15.90 millimeters
Designer:
William Kneass
Weight:
1.35 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
12
Metal Content:
89.2% Silver, 10.8% Copper
Auction Record:
$57,500 • NGC PR66 • 1-1-2007 • Heritage
 
Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 4 R-9.8 3 / 7 TIE 3 / 7 TIE
60 or Better 4 R-9.8 3 / 7 TIE 3 / 7 TIE
65 or Better 2 R-9.9 3 / 7 3 / 7
Condition Census (Explain)
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR65 PCGS grade  

LM-91, V-5

Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 5/22/1996:912, $19,800 - Heritage 12/2008:1039, $50,025

2 PR65 estimated grade  

LM-1.1, V-10

“Obtained by a European noble while visiting this country in the middle 19th century and retained by the same family until the present time” (Heritage) - Noblesse Collection - Heritage 9/2013:6301, $49,937.50 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30184

3 Grade unknown  

National Numismatic Collection at the Smithsonian Institution

Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR65 PCGS grade  

LM-91, V-5

Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 5/22/1996:912, $19,800 - Heritage 12/2008:1039, $50,025

2 PR65 estimated grade  

LM-1.1, V-10

“Obtained by a European noble while visiting this country in the middle 19th century and retained by the same family until the present time” (Heritage) - Noblesse Collection - Heritage 9/2013:6301, $49,937.50 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30184

3 Grade unknown  

National Numismatic Collection at the Smithsonian Institution

Ron Guth: Breen (1989) listed Proof examples of three different 1830 Half Dime varieties: LM-1, LM-3, and LM-9.

Logan and McCloskey (1998) cite four auction records for the LM-9.1 variety (including the Eliasberg coin) but claim to have never seen Proof examples of LM-1 and LM-3.

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

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