Registry Topping Half Dime - POP=1/0 for its Type!
1855 H10C Arrows PCGS MS68 CAC - A stunning example of this surprisingly challenging issue. Struck from fresh, unclashed dies, the present specimen exhibits incredible green, gold, and russet peripheral toning over ample satiny luster and crisp die polish. This is the single finest with Arrows Half Dime seen at PCGS, and is the only example struck at the Philadelphia Mint from 1855 to grade above MS66+! Simply put, this is the best of the best: a conditionally unobtainable example of this short-lived type.
By 1855, Half Dime production had dropped by over 65%, and die production for the denomination was curtailed. The dies that were made in 1855 saw heavy use (and abuse). Consequently, appealing mint state examples of the denomination are scarce, and true gems are legitimately rare.
This specimen is the ONLY example of the entire with Arrows type to achieve a grade of MS68 at PCGS, and has earned a green sticker at CAC, as well, making it a true giant among Half Dimes.