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

1871 H10C (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66
PCGS #:
4398
Diameter:
15.90 millimeters
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Weight:
1.24 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
1,873,000
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$8,050 • NGC MS68 • 2-13-2008 • 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 2,500 R-4.5 23 / 28 TIE 68 / 79 TIE
60 or Better 500 R-6.0 23 / 28 TIE 68 / 79 TIE
65 or Better 50 R-8.5 22 / 28 59 / 79 TIE
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
1 MS67 estimated grade  
3 MS66+ PCGS grade

Simpson Collection

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

Simpson Collection

4 MS66 PCGS grade
4 MS66 PCGS grade  
4 MS66 PCGS grade  
4 MS66 PCGS grade  
4 MS66 PCGS grade  
4 MS66 PCGS grade  
4 MS66 PCGS grade  

Ron Guth: The 1871 Half Dime is one of the most common dates in the series, though it is not as plentiful as dates such as 1837 Large Date, 1853 With Arrows, 1857, 1858, 1860, and 1872-S (Mintmark below wreath).  Likewise, Mint State examples are reasonably plentiful, especially in the MS63 and MS64 grades.  A dozen or so MS66 examples are known, but PCGS has certified only one MS67 example, with none finer (as of March 2011).