PCGS 4339 - 1848 H10C Large Date

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
United States 1848 half dime rev DSLR.jpg

This type, struck 1840-53 in reasonable quantities, is available in circulated condition. The rare dates are 1846, 1849-O and 1853-O no arrows). This date is fairly common tho the large date obtains a premium. The weight was reduced in 1853, along with the other silver coinage, and arrows added 1853-55 to note the change.

Recorded mintage: 668,000.

Specification: 1.34 g, .900 fine silver, .038 troy oz ASW, 15.5 mm diameter, reeded edge, designed by Christian Gobrecht.

Catalog reference: KM 62.2.

Source:

  • Breen, Walter H., Walter Breen's Complete Encyclopedia of U. S. and Colonial Coins, New York: Doubleday, 1987.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • Yeoman, R. S., and Kenneth Bressett (ed.), A Guide Book of United States Coins, 59th Ed., Atlanta, GA: Whitman Publishing, 2005.
  • Alexander, David T., Coin World Comprehensive Catalog & Encyclopedia of United States Coins, Sidney, OH: Amos Press, 1995.

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