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1848 H10C Medium Date (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Seated Half Dimes 1837-1873

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

Medium Date (Half Dime Logotype)

Medium Date (Half Dime Logotype)

Large Date (Dime Logotype)

Large Date (Dime Logotype)

PCGS #:
4338
Designer:
Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
15.90 millimeters
Weight:
1.34 grams
Mintage:
668,000
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
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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
Survival Estimate
All Grades 300
60 or Better 75
65 or Better 4
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-6.4
60 or Better R-8.2
65 or Better R-9.8
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 12 / 36 TIE
60 or Better 14 / 36 TIE
65 or Better 3 / 36 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 22 / 79 TIE
60 or Better 23 / 79 TIE
65 or Better 5 / 79 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
	PCGS #4338 (MS) 66

Bob R. Simpson Collection - Tom Bender Collection

2 MS65 PCGS grade

Heritage 6/2013:3155, $3,055

2 MS65 PCGS grade

Joseph O'Connor, sold privately in 2/2004 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 5//2015:98166, $3,525

4 MS65 estimated grade

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

5 MS64+ PCGS grade PCGS #4338 (MS)     64
6 MS64+ PCGS grade MS64+ PCGS grade

Heritage 6/2015:7326, $1,292.50 - Life Is Good Collection

6 MS64 PCGS grade
6 MS64 PCGS grade
6 MS64 PCGS grade
6 MS64 PCGS grade
 
	PCGS #4338 (MS) 66 
#1 MS66 PCGS grade

Bob R. Simpson Collection - Tom Bender Collection

#2 MS65 PCGS grade

Heritage 6/2013:3155, $3,055

#2 MS65 PCGS grade

Joseph O'Connor, sold privately in 2/2004 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 5//2015:98166, $3,525

#4 MS65 estimated grade

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

PCGS #4338 (MS)     64 #5 MS64+ PCGS grade
MS64+ PCGS grade #6 MS64+ PCGS grade

Heritage 6/2015:7326, $1,292.50 - Life Is Good Collection

#6 MS64 PCGS grade
#6 MS64 PCGS grade
#6 MS64 PCGS grade
#6 MS64 PCGS grade
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.