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

1862 H10C (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS68

PCGS MS68

PCGS MS67+
PCGS #:
4381
Diameter:
15.90 millimeters
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Weight:
1.24 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
1,492,000
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$11,163 • NGC MS68 • 6-4-2014 • 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 3,000 R-4.4 26 / 28 TIE 72 / 79 TIE
60 or Better 1,000 R-5.0 27 / 28 TIE 77 / 79 TIE
65 or Better 150 R-7.5 25 / 28 TIE 70 / 79 TIE
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade

Simpson Collection

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

Simpson Collection

1 MS68 PCGS grade
1 MS68 PCGS grade  
4 MS67+ PCGS grade
4 MS67+ PCGS grade  
4 MS67+ PCGS grade  
4 MS67+ PCGS grade  
8 MS67 PCGS grade
8 MS67 PCGS grade
8 MS67 PCGS grade  

Ron Guth: The 1862 Half Dime is common in all grades, including Mint State.  Collectors can find examples better than MS65 with ease, though prices advance rapidly as the grade goes up.  The best examples top out at MS68, though none of the PCGS MS68 examples has appeared yet at auction.

The strike on 1862 Half Dimes is usually strong.  Occasionally, examples will show clashing of the dies, ranging from light to heavy, especially on the obverse.  Luster ranges from brilliant to frosty.  Some examples show striations caused by polishing of the dies.

For type purposes, this is a great choice.