1848 H10C Medium Date VF20

CERTIFICATION#: -38650
PCGS#: 4338

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Sold by B. Max Mehl Jun '41 price realized $0.75

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The "Medium" Date 1848 Half Dime utilizes the normal Half Dime logotype for this year. Conversely, the "Large" Date was created when a Mint engraver inadvertently used a Dime logotype to punch the date into the die. There is a clear difference in the size of the two logotypes, with the large date overlapping the base of Liberty by an obvious margin.

Of the two sizes, the Large Date is slightly scarcer than the Medium Date.

Diameter: 15.90 millimeters Designer: Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 668,000 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 75 R-8.2 14 / 36 TIE 23 / 79 TIE
65 or Better 4 R-9.8 3 / 36 TIE 5 / 79 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade Simpson Collection
2 MS65 PCGS grade  
2 MS65 PCGS grade  
4 MS65 estimated grade  

Rod Sweet Collection - Bowers & Merena 3/2004:1089 - American Numismatic Rarities 8/2006:269, not sold

5 MS64+ PCGS grade