1849/8 H10C MS68

CERTIFICATION#: 06666580
PCGS#: 4343

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The 1849/8 Half Dime, like the 1849/6, is a controversial variety.  Some experts, such as the authors of the CherryPickers' Guide, believe the traditional 1849/8 variety (FS-301) is actually a recut date, 1849/48.  Less convincing is FS-302, which is a tossup as to whether it is an 1849/8 or an 1849/6, or even an 1849/8/6.

Either way, there is a clear undertype on both varieties, and they are both very popular and highly collectible varieties.

Diameter: 15.90 millimeters Designer: Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 1,309,000 Weight: 1.34 grams Metal Content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 300 R-6.4 12 / 36 TIE 22 / 79 TIE
60 or Better 90 R-8.1 17 / 36 TIE 33 / 79 TIE
65 or Better 20 R-9.1 17 / 36 34 / 79 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade  
2 MS67 PCGS grade  
2 MS67 PCGS grade