Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dimes (1837-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 668,000
Catalog: KM-62.2
Obverse Designer: Robert B. Hughes
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 1.34 Grams
ASW: 0.0388oz
Melt Value: $0.65 (2/27/2015)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
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1848 H10C MS obverse 1848 H10C MS reverse

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Description & Analysis

This issue is not rare, but it is noticeably less available across all grades than the most common dates of the 1840s. The Mint State population is thin but probably adequate for the small circle of advanced collectors.

The standout variety for 1848 is the Large Date. This die was punched with the logotype for the dime, and the date intrudes well into Liberty's base. This is quite rare and highly sought. Of lesser rarity is the 1848/48 with normal, Medium Date, but this is likewise popular. There are old claims of 1848/7 and 1848/6 varieties, but those underlying numerals are uncertain.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/6/2014

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1848 H10C MS
Base $ 17.00 21.00 27.00 40.00 85.00 85.00 175 190 210 265 280 365 470 560 1475 3050 5000 - - - -
$ 100.00 190 200 235 280 300 435 515 600 1800 3800 - - -

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Total Graded: 139
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 66

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3/1/2015 AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2015 February 26 - March 1 PNG Dallas Invitational US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1218/Lot# 7216

Auction Prices Realized

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4/3/1996 NGC MS 64   Teletrade Auction 0829, 829/Lot# 311 $327.00
2/27/2003 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2003 February Long Beach Signature Sale #314, 314/Lot# 6165 $575.00
1/3/2007 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2007 January Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Coin Auction #422, 422/Lot# 2489 $2,530.00
8/15/2011 NGC MS 63   Stack's Bowers The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 115/Lot# 8233 $402.50
3/4/2012 NGC Details VF Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/04/2012, 10/Lot# 38980 $22.05
6/5/2013 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2013 June 5 - 9 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(1), 1186/Lot# 3155 $3,055.00
7/21/2013 PCGS XF 45   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 761, 770/Lot# 72 $275.00
3/2/2014 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131410/Lot# 28230 $207.98

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1848 H10C MS
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 5897
Owner: Electric Peak Collection
Grade: MS 66
Points: 3281
Owner: Electric Peak Collection
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