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: $6.49 (3/30/2015)
Diameter: 32.5mm
Edge: FIFTY CENTS OR HALF A DOLLAR
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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: 3/12/2015

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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 5750 17250 30000 60000 115000 - -
$ 440 - 940 1250 2150 - 2400 2850 4250 6350 19500 44065 85000 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 741
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 68


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3/31/2015 F 15   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131513/Lot# 29452


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4/2/2007 NGC AU 53   David Lawrence Rare Coins Spring Collectors Choice Sale', 137/Lot# 296 $460.00
3/18/2011 NGC AU 50   Stack's Bowers The March 2011 Baltimore Auction Online Only Session, 91/Lot# 12254 $231.15
6/26/2011 NGC AU 55   Teletrade Auction 3090, 3090/Lot# 1899 $862.50
9/4/2011 PCGS XF 40   Goldberg September 4-6, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 65/Lot# 1197 $578.45
7/22/2012 NGC Details XF Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131231/Lot# 28923 $172.50
1/9/2013 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(2), 1181/Lot# 4277 $8,812.50
8/25/2013 NGC VF 25   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131336/Lot# 24649 $217.38
11/1/2013 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2013 November 1 - 3 US Coin Signature Auction - New York Session(5), 1191/Lot# 7777 $616.88
11/18/2013 PCGS VF 25   Teletrade Auction 3457, 3457/Lot# 1285 $176.25
6/29/2014 PCGS XF 45   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/29/2014, 187/Lot# 204316 $940.00


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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