Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    1872 FS-101 Half Dime, MS64
    Doubled Die Obverse

    1872 H10C Doubled Die Obverse, FS-101, MS64 PCGS. CAC. Both sides of this delightful Choice Mint State 1872 half dime exhibit frosty silver luster within a frame of pastel gold and sky-blue peripheral toning. Trivial marks are scattered over both sides, consistent with the grade.

    Variety: FS-101. The doubled die obverse is evident among all letters of the legend, as well as the shield and drapery. Faded clash marks are especially evident in the obverse fields.

    Population Data (4/15): PCGS has identified nine submissions of this doubled die variety, and the present example is the only one assigned a Mint State grade. NGC has also certified nine of these in grades up to AU58.

    Heritage Commentary: This is an extraordinary doubled die variety that is highly prized among specialists.

    Provenance: Purchased from Jason Carter (12/2013).

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 234X, Variety PCGS# 38741, Base PCGS# 4400)

    Weight: 1.24 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper

    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

    View Certification Details from PCGS

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    May, 2015
    12th Tuesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 15
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 811

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    17.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold on May 12, 2015 for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 2 days left to consign to the 2021 April 22 - 26 US Coins Signature Auction !

    Learn about consigning with us

    I have now had four successful auctions with Heritage and plan on at least several more with your firm.
    [ Entire Letter » ]
    Lowell J. DeMers, CPA,
    Los Angeles, CA
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search