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

1852 H10C (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67

PCGS AU55
PCGS #:
4349
Diameter:
15.90 millimeters
Designer:
Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht
Weight:
1.34 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
1,000,500
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$9,106 • PCGS MS67+ • 9-29-2016 • Legend Rare Coin Auctions
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 700 R-5.6 25 / 36 TIE 49 / 79 TIE
60 or Better 250 R-6.6 28 / 36 TIE 56 / 79 TIE
65 or Better 35 R-8.8 23 / 36 TIE 47 / 79 TIE
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade  
2 MS67+ PCGS grade

Simpson Collection

3 MS67 PCGS grade  

Joseph O'Connor, sold privately in 2/2004 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30197

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

Simpson Collection

3 MS67 PCGS grade  

Joseph O'Connor, sold privately in 2/2004 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30197

3 MS67 PCGS grade  
3 MS67 PCGS grade  
6 MS66 PCGS grade  
6 MS66 PCGS grade  
6 MS66 PCGS grade  
6 MS66 PCGS grade  
6 MS66 PCGS grade  

Ron Guth: The 1852 Half Dime is a very common coin at all condition levels, whether circulated or Mint State.  Even Gem (MS65) examples can be found with relative ease.  Above MS65, the population drops dramatically, culminating in a single, simply monstrous, PCGS MS68.  This date represents great value for the type collector because of the high availability and the relatively low cost.

A few examples of this date show weakness on the denticles on both sides.  This may be a function of worn dies or sloppy quality control due to the large mintage.