1848-O H10C MS68

CERTIFICATION#: 04982651
PCGS#: 4340

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The 1848-O Half Dime does not have the highest mintage of the O-Mint Half Dimes from the 1840's, but in terms of the number of certified examples, it is exceeded only by the 1840-O varieties combined.  Most of the Mint State 1848-O Half Dimes appear in MS-63 to MS-66, with the highest population appearing in MS-64.  The finest example certified by PCGS (as of February 2012) is a single PCGS MS-68. 

Fully struck examples are rare, as most show weakness on the denticles and/or on the AL of HALF and the I of DIME.

Diameter: 15.90 millimeters Designer: Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 600,000 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 110 R-7.9 20 / 36 39 / 79
65 or Better 35 R-8.8 23 / 36 TIE 47 / 79 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade Simpson collection
2 MS67 PCGS grade  
2 MS67 PCGS grade  
2 MS67 PCGS grade  
5 MS66+ PCGS grade