Coin Specifications

Category: Early Halves (1794-1839)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 30,289
Catalog: KM-35
Obverse Designer: Robert Scot
Reverse Designer: Robert Scot
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.8920
Weight: 13.4800g
ASW: 0.3866oz
Melt Value: $6.76 (9/30/2014)
Diameter: 32.5mm
Edge: FIFTY CENTS OR HALF A DOLLAR
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1801 50C MS obverse 1801 50C MS reverse


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Description & Analysis

Slightly more than four years lapsed from the last delivery of half dollars in 1797 (May 26), until the first delivery in 1801 (August 14). The obverse remained the same as the 1796-1797 Fillet Head design, but the reverse was an entirely new design. It has traditionally been attributed to Robert Scot, and the Heraldic Eagle reverse was first used on 1796 quarter eagles (1795 Heraldic Eagle half eagles were not coined until 1798). Only one obverse and two reverse dies were used in 1801 to produce the 30,289 halves struck in this year.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 12/4/2013

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1801 50C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 850 1600 2475 3550 6750 6750 17000 20500 33000 42500 52500 65000 90000 225000 435000 - - - - - -
$ 7475 19000 23000 37500 47500 57500 75000 110000 265000 - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 135
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: VF
High Grade: 64


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7/8/2007 PCGS F 12   Teletrade Auction 2391, 2391/Lot# 1482 $2,128.00
2/10/2008 PCGS VF 35   Goldberg February 10-13, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 44/Lot# 2155 $6,037.50
2/3/2010 NGC VF 20   Heritage Auctions 2010 February Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1137, 1137/Lot# 1117 $3,220.00
7/27/2013 PCGS VF 20   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 2122 $2,585.00
12/22/2013 NGC VF 20   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/22/2013, 106/Lot# 147873 $2,600.00
1/8/2014 NGC VF 20   Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(2), 1201/Lot# 4337 $2,702.50
6/4/2014 PCGS VF 25   Heritage Auctions 2014 June 4 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(2), 1206/Lot# 3875 $5,581.25
8/31/2014 NGC VF 20   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/31/2014, 189/Lot# 147873 $2,600.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1801 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base44550267496613932464323838175306600768477317796092341104722855354025544187689111
464559771110817502722343143135539628770037531838498381498327037420816619087689110
000000343143135539628770037531838498381498327037420816619087689100
0000003624480957736567716077458809104421891931219487617693987689100
1801 50C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base44550267496613932464323838175306600768477317796092341104722855354025544187689111
464559771110817502722343143135539628770037531838498381498327037420816619087689110
000000343143135539628770037531838498381498327037420816619087689100
0000003624480957736567716077458809104421891931219487617693987689100
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Grade: VF 30
Points: 1393
Owner: goldsaint
 
Grade: VG Details
Points: 337
Owner: Carl Beeson
 
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