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

1850 H10C (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS68

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS66
PCGS #:
4345
Diameter:
15.90 millimeters
Designer:
Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht
Weight:
1.34 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
955,000
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$18,400 • NGC MS68 • 8-14-2006 • 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 1,000 R-5.0 32 / 36 TIE 59 / 79 TIE
60 or Better 275 R-6.5 32 / 36 TIE 60 / 79 TIE
65 or Better 55 R-8.4 30 / 36 TIE 61 / 79 TIE
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade
1 MS68 PCGS grade  

Jason Carter, sold privately in 12/2013 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 10/2014:98191, $12,925

3 MS67+ PCGS grade

Simpson Collection

3 MS67+ PCGS grade  
5 MS67 PCGS grade  

Heritage 1/2011:3236, $4,600

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

Jason Carter, sold privately in 12/2013 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 10/2014:98191, $12,925

3 MS67+ PCGS grade

Simpson Collection

3 MS67+ PCGS grade  
5 MS67 PCGS grade  

Heritage 1/2011:3236, $4,600

5 MS67 PCGS grade  
5 MS67 PCGS grade  
5 MS67 PCGS grade  
5 MS67 PCGS grade  
5 MS67 PCGS grade  

Ron Guth: The 1850 Half Dime is one of the more common dates of the Seated Liberty Half Dimes, though it is slightly less common than some of the other dates from the Philadelphia Mint (such as the 1843, 1845, and any of the mega-mintage dates from the 1850s, 1860s, and 1870s).  Most examples show a strong strike -- even on the denticles - which is a refreshing change from other dates in the series.  Numerous Mint State examples have survived, usually in MS63 and MS64.  The best examples top out at the MS67 level.