1858 H10C Inverted Date MS64

CERTIFICATION#: 06666601
PCGS#: 4368

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The 1858 Inverted Date Half Dime is one of the more interesting U.S. coin varieties.  Apparently the engraver punched the date into the die upside-down, then punched it in correctly after realizing his mistake.  The underlying, upside-down date is still visible in the die and clearly shows the mistake, even on lower-grade examples.  This is a very scarce variety, and less than 10% of the certified 1858 Half Dimes show the Inverted Date.  Mint State examples are rare.  The typical Inverted Date appears in MS63 or MS65. A single PCGS MS66+ sist atop the Condition Census.

Diameter: 15.90 millimeters Designer: Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 3,500,000 Weight: 1.24 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 150 R-7.5 3 / 36 4 / 79
60 or Better 20 R-9.1 5 / 36 TIE 6 / 79 TIE
65 or Better 3 R-9.8 3 / 36 TIE 5 / 79 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66+ PCGS grade
2 MS65 PCGS grade  
2 MS65 PCGS grade  
2 MS65 estimated grade  
2 MS65 estimated grade