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SERIES: Liberty Seated Half Dimes 1837-1873
LEVEL: Year, MintMark, & Major Variety

1848 H10C Medium Date (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS66

Medium Date (Half Dime Logotype)

Large Date (Dime Logotype)
PCGS #:
4338
Diameter:
15.90 millimeters
Designer:
Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht
Weight:
1.34 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
668,000
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$3,910 • NGC MS66 • 3-11-2004 • Bowers & Merena
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
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 (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
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

5 MS64+ PCGS grade
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
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

5 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.