Feedback

X

Leave Comment

SERIES: Liberty Seated Half Dimes 1837-1873
LEVEL: Year, MintMark, & Major Variety

1846 H10C (Regular Strike)

View All Coin Images

PCGS MS62

PCGS AU53

PCGS VF35
PCGS #:
4336
Diameter:
15.90 millimeters
Designer:
Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht
Weight:
1.34 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
27,000
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$38,188 • PCGS MS63 • 8-2-2012 • Heritage
Go To Grade
  • 3
  • 4
  • 6
  • 8
  • 10
  • 12
  • 15
  • 20
  • 25
  • 30
  • 35
  • 40
  • 45
  • 45+
  • 50
  • 50+
  • 53
  • 53+
  • 55
  • 55+
  • 58
  • 62
  • 63
Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 250 R-6.6 9 / 36 TIE 14 / 79 TIE
60 or Better 4 R-9.8 1 / 36 TIE 2 / 79 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 36 1 / 79
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS63 PCGS grade  

Joseph O'Connor, sold privately in 1/2004 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30192

2 MS62 PCGS grade
2 MS62 PCGS grade  
4 AU58 estimated grade  
5 AU55 PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS63 PCGS grade  

Joseph O'Connor, sold privately in 1/2004 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30192

2 MS62 PCGS grade
2 MS62 PCGS grade  
4 AU58 estimated grade  
5 AU55 PCGS grade  
5 AU55 PCGS grade  
7 AU53 PCGS grade
7 AU53 PCGS grade  
7 AU53 PCGS grade  
7 AU53 PCGS grade  

Ron Guth: The 1846 Half Dime is the key to the re-Civil War Half Dimes and has the lowest mintage, by far, of any date prior to 1863.  As a result, this date is popular in all grades, even down to Good condition, making it difficult and expensive for collectors to own this date.  In Mint State, the 1846 Half Dime is extremely rare, with only a handful known to exist, and none better than MS-62.  The PCGS Condition Census includes a number of About Uncirculated pieces, some as low as AU-53.  Apart from the unique 1870-S, this is the most desirable of all the Seated Liberty Half Dimes.