1848 H10C Medium Date MS63 Certification #30932420, PCGS #4338

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.
PCGS #
4338
Designer
Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht
Edge
Reeded
Diameter
15.90 millimeters
Weight
1.34 grams
Mintage
668000
Metal
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Pop Higher
19
Pop Lower
137
Region
The United States of America
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades
65 or Better 300 R-6.4 12 / 36 TIE 22 / 79 TIE
All Grades 75 R-8.2 14 / 36 TIE 23 / 79 TIE
60 or Better 4 R-9.8 3 / 36 TIE 5 / 79 TIE
65 or Better 300
All Grades 75
60 or Better 4
65 or Better R-6.4
All Grades R-8.2
60 or Better R-9.8
65 or Better 12 / 36 TIE
All Grades 14 / 36 TIE
60 or Better 3 / 36 TIE
65 or Better 22 / 79 TIE
All Grades 23 / 79 TIE
60 or Better 5 / 79 TIE

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail 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
 
	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