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

1848-O H10C (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS68

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67
PCGS #:
4340
Diameter:
15.90 millimeters
Designer:
Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht
Weight:
1.34 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
600,000
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$15,275 • PCGS MS67 CAC • 5-12-2015 • Heritage
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 110 R-7.9 20 / 36 39 / 79
65 or Better 35 R-8.8 23 / 36 TIE 47 / 79 TIE
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade

Simpson collection

2 MS67 PCGS grade  
2 MS67 PCGS grade  
2 MS67 PCGS grade  
5 MS66+ PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade

Simpson collection

2 MS67 PCGS grade  
2 MS67 PCGS grade  
2 MS67 PCGS grade  
5 MS66+ PCGS grade  
6 MS66 PCGS grade
6 MS66 PCGS grade
6 MS66 PCGS grade
6 MS66 PCGS grade  
6 MS66 PCGS grade  

Ron Guth: The 1848-O Half Dime does not have the highest mintage of the O-Mint Half Dimes from the 1840's, but in terms of the number of certified examples, it is exceeded only by the 1840-O varieties combined.  Most of the Mint State 1848-O Half Dimes appear in MS-63 to MS-66, with the highest population appearing in MS-64.  The finest example certified by PCGS (as of February 2012) is a single PCGS MS-68. 

Fully struck examples are rare, as most show weakness on the denticles and/or on the AL of HALF and the I of DIME.