Coin Specifications

Category: Early Halves (1794-1839)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,203,644
Catalog: KM-37
Obverse Designer: John Reich
Reverse Designer: John Reich
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.8920
Weight: 13.4800g
ASW: 0.3866oz
Melt Value: $7.40 (9/2/2014)
Diameter: 32.5mm
Edge: FIFTY CENTS OR HALF A DOLLAR
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1811 50C MS obverse 1811 50C MS reverse


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Description & Analysis

In the early part of the 19th century, Bust halves were held as cash reserves in banks along the east coast, just as Morgan dollars were held fifty years later. However, unlike the Morgan dollar, most of these coins did eventually find their way into circulation and today mint state Bust halves are a scarce and worthwhile U.S. type coin. Superb examples are very rare.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 12/4/2013

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1811 50C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 65.00 85.00 125 205 390 390 700 825 1150 1950 2100 2200 2600 3850 5500 17250 30000 60000 115000 - -
$ 440 800 940 1250 2150 2300 2400 2850 4250 6000 19500 44065 85000 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 715
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 68


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9/6/2014 MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2014 September 4 - 6 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(1), 1209/Lot# 3156
9/6/2014 AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2014 September 4 - 6 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1209/Lot# 7635
9/10/2014 MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2014 September 3 - 5 & 9 - 10 World & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(5), 3035/Lot# 31189


Auction Prices Realized

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7/25/2005 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #47, 52/Lot# 494 $632.50
9/27/2009 NGC VF 25   Teletrade Auction 2750, 2750/Lot# 1699 $149.50
9/4/2011 PCGS AU 50   Goldberg September 4-6, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 65/Lot# 1196 $644.00
10/2/2011 PCGS VG 10   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131141/Lot# 25365 $126.50
2/5/2012 NGC F 12   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131207/Lot# 21145 $94.00
7/27/2013 PCGS XF 45   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 30558 $539.33
1/12/2014 PCGS   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/12/2014, 180/Lot# 121944 $385.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1811 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11913916318625838159777496910841239133314211609192830094805592210564162722535139910
12514717021029945365683910071135127013621483171522883607517774691246619298302040
0000006568391007113512701362148317152288360751777469124661929800
0000007159041045118713011391154618212648420655499016143692232400
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 2489
Owner: Musicman102357
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 1609
Owner: goldsaint
 
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