Owner's Comments

Mintage: 839,000
Obverse Dies: 3 Known

Two obverse and reverse business strike die pairs are known for 1848 Philadelphia coinage along with a separate die pair for proof coinage. The plate coin is business strike Obverse 2 with a very high level date.

Plate Coin: Fortin-101, Bright And Satiny Textured Surfaces, Reverse Showing Diagnostic Die Cracks for Leftover Reverse of 1847

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

Production of 1848 Dimes took place only at Philadelphia and was limited to 451,500 circulation strikes.  Even so, this was a significant increase over the previous year's mintage, thus this date can be found with relative ease for prices not too much over those of a common type coin.  Mint State examples are scarce but not rare, and several nice MS64's exist.  The best examples are MS65's, but only a few exist at that level.

Gerry Fortin identified two different die pairs for the circulation strikes and one die pair for the Proofs.  All seem to have used the same date logotype, thus references to a Medium Date are confusing -- they are all the same size.

17.90 millimeters
Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht
2.67 grams
Metal Content
90% Silver, 10% Copper
The United States of America
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PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
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Rarity and Survival Estimates

65 or Better 400 R-6.2 12 / 34 TIE 40 / 122 TIE
All Grades 50 R-8.5 20 / 34 TIE 46 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 5 R-9.7 16 / 34 TIE 36 / 122 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade MS65 PCGS grade

American Numismatic Rarities 9/2003:237, $7,360 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 5/2015:98227, $6,462.50

1 MS65 PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2015:3840, $4,935

1 MS65 PCGS grade
1 MS65 estimated grade
1 MS65 PCGS grade