1858 H10C Over Inverted Date (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Seated Half Dimes 1837-1873

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

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PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

PCGS #:
4368
Designer:
Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
15.90 millimeters
Weight:
1.24 grams
Mintage:
3,500,000
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

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
Survival Estimate
All Grades 150
60 or Better 20
65 or Better 3
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-7.5
60 or Better R-9.1
65 or Better R-9.8
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 3 / 36
60 or Better 5 / 36 TIE
65 or Better 3 / 36 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 4 / 79
60 or Better 6 / 79 TIE
65 or Better 5 / 79 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66+ PCGS grade
2 MS65 PCGS grade
2 MS65 PCGS grade
2 MS65 estimated grade
2 MS65 estimated grade
6 MS64 PCGS grade PCGS #4368 (MS)     64
6 MS64 PCGS grade PCGS #4368 (MS)     64
6 MS64 PCGS grade PCGS #4368 (MS)     64
6 MS64 PCGS grade
6 MS64 PCGS grade
#1 MS66+ PCGS grade
#2 MS65 PCGS grade
#2 MS65 PCGS grade
#2 MS65 estimated grade
#2 MS65 estimated grade
PCGS #4368 (MS)     64 #6 MS64 PCGS grade
PCGS #4368 (MS)     64 #6 MS64 PCGS grade
PCGS #4368 (MS)     64 #6 MS64 PCGS grade
#6 MS64 PCGS grade
#6 MS64 PCGS grade
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.