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1792 H10C F15 PCGS

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Grade: F15
Quantity: 1
PCGS Coin #: 11020
Last Update: 4/2/2021
Dealer:  (Terms) Heritage Auctions (HA.com)

Auction: 2021 April 22-25 - Central States U.S. Coins Signature Auction #1329 - Session 6 View this auction on the auction site
Auction Date: 4/24/2021 - 4/24/2021
Lot Number: 5007 View this lot on the auction site
1792 H10C Half Disme, Judd-7, Pollock-7, R.4, Fine 15 PCGS. 21.1 grains, die alignment 360 degrees, obliquely reeded edge. The 1792 half dismes were the first coins struck under the authority of the Mint Act of April 2, 1792. Just over three months after the passage of the Mint Act, Thomas Jefferson deposited $75 in silver to begin the first official U.S. federal coinage. The coins were struck in Philadelphia saw-maker John Harper's basement, where the U.S. Mint's machinery was stored at the time, since the Mint building was not yet ready for coinage operations. Two days later, on July 13, 1792, Jefferson received 1,500 examples of the new coinage. Jefferson spent the new half dismes freely on a trip to Monticello shortly afterward, clearly establishing the coins as circulating issues, rather than patterns. President George Washington called attention to the new coinage in his address to Congress on November 6, 1792: {blockquote}"In execution of the authority given by the legislature, measures have been taken for engaging some artists from abroad to aid in the establishment of our Mint. Others have been employed at home. Provisions have been made for the requisite buildings, and these are now putting into proper condition for the purposes of the establishment. There has been a small beginning in the coinage of half dismes, the want of small coins in circulation calling the first attention to them."{/blockquote} When the authors of 1792: Birth of America's Coinage studied the die states of surviving examples, they determined the coins were struck in three different striking periods, with the second striking taking place in October 1792 and the third sometime after that. The later strikings were probably accomplished at the Philadelphia Mint, rather than Harper's sawmill. The total mintage is estimated at 1,500-2,000 examples and the surviving population numbers about 250 examples in all grades. The present coin is an attractive Fine 15 ...
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PCGS Coin #: 11020
PCGS Coin Description: 1792 H10C
Mintage: 1,500
Grade: F15
PCGS Population: * 5 View
Population (in higher grades): * 74
PCGS Price Guide: * $65,500.00 View
Auction Prices Realized: * Auction Prices Realized
Additional resources: PCGS CoinFacts
PCGS Set Registry:
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Basic U.S. Coin Design Set No Gold (1792-present)
Basic U.S. Coin Design Set (1792-present)
Complete U.S. Coin Design Set No Gold (1792-present)
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