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

1868-S H10C (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS65+

PCGS MS65
PCGS #:
4393
Diameter:
15.90 millimeters
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Weight:
1.24 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
280,000
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$9,200 • PCGS MS66 • 7-27-2005 • 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 400 R-6.2 12 / 28 TIE 36 / 79 TIE
60 or Better 120 R-7.8 13 / 28 40 / 79
65 or Better 13 R-9.4 9 / 28 27 / 79
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66+ PCGS grade  
2 MS66 PCGS grade  
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 MS66+ PCGS grade  
2 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS66 PCGS grade  
6 MS65+ PCGS grade  
7 MS65 PCGS grade
7 MS65 PCGS grade
7 MS65 PCGS grade  
7 MS65 PCGS grade  

Ron Guth: Of the S-Mint Half Dimes of the 1860's, the 1868-S is the most readily available.  The scarcest dates (1864-S and 1869-S) are twice as rare as the 1868-S and the dates closest to the 1868-S (1863-S and 1866-S) both have substantially lower pops.  Numerous Mint State 1868-S Half Dimes exist, ranging in grade from MS60 to MS66; the finest example is a single PCGS MS66+.  Many 1868-S Half Dimes have spidery die cracks at the base of the reverse.