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

1855 H10C Arrows (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66
PCGS #:
4360
Diameter:
15.90 millimeters
Designer:
Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht
Weight:
1.24 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
1,750,000
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$44,650 • NGC MS68 • 4-26-2015 • 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 800 R-5.4 4 / 6 53 / 79 TIE
60 or Better 230 R-6.7 4 / 6 52 / 79 TIE
65 or Better 35 R-8.8 4 / 6 47 / 79 TIE
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 estimated grade  
2 MS66 PCGS grade

High Desert Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS66 PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 estimated grade  
2 MS66 PCGS grade

High Desert Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS66 estimated grade  
2 MS66 estimated grade  
10 MS65 PCGS grade

Ron Guth: The mintage of the 1855 Half Dime dropped significantly from that of the previous two years, but it was still large enough that this date carries only a very small premium over the normal type.  Dozens are known in MS63, MS64, and MS65, with the highest concentrations appearing in MS64.  MS66 examples are very rare (to the tune of half a dozen examples) and none have been certified finer by PCGS.

Clashed dies, weak denticles, and striated planchets are typical of this date, and fully struck examples are truly scarce, if they exist at all.