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: $6.04 (7/7/2015)
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: 5/27/2015

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1801 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 140
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: VF
High Grade: 64


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6/1/2008 PCGS VF 25   Teletrade Auction 2536, 2536/Lot# 1507 $3,920.00
3/24/2010 PCGS F 12   Heritage Auctions 2010 March Fort Worth, TX Signature ANA US Coin Auction #1138, 1138/Lot# 940 $2,070.00
5/29/2011 PCGS F 15   Goldberg May 29 - June 1, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction of US, World Coins and Currency, 63/Lot# 787 $2,070.00
2/7/2013 PCGS VF 30   Heritage Auctions 2013 February 7 -8 & 10 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(1), 1182/Lot# 3462 $3,818.75
12/22/2013 NGC VF 20   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/22/2013, 106/Lot# 147873 $2,600.00
2/27/2014 PCGS VF 30   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 27 - 28 & March 2 Mid-Winter ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Atlanta Session(1), 1203/Lot# 3438 $3,290.00
7/6/2014 NGC VF 20   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/06/2014, 188/Lot# 147873 $2,600.00
10/10/2014 PCGS G 4   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 14958 $575.75
12/28/2014 PCGS VF 25   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 836, 845/Lot# 677 $3,131.00


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: MS 62
Points: 9234
Owner: Heartland Collection
 
Grade: VF 30
Points: 1393
Owner: goldsaint
 
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