Coin Specifications

Category: Capped Bust Lettered Edge Half Dollars (1807-1836)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,368,600
Obverse Designer: John Reich
Reverse Designer: John Reich
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.8920
Weight: 13.4800g
ASW: 0.3866oz
Melt Value: $10.05 (6/23/2021)
Diameter: 32.5mm
Edge: Lettered
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1808 50C MS obverse 1808 50C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The mintage of 1808 half dollars was quite high, and this issue is common in circulated grades. Mint State examples are scarce but not rare. The Philadelphia Mint was rather careless in using dies that were extremely eroded, and many half dollars of the 1808-14 period reveal blurry or missing details. Peripheral features may be drawn to the border, while the denticles may be missing altogether from heavy die erosion.

The ten die marriages known resulted from the use of ten obverses and nine reverses. There are no truly rare varieties for this date, but O-102 and O-110 are scarce. The most popular variety is O-101, a very obvious 1808/7 overdate that is addressed separately in the entry that follows this one.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/20/2019

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1808 50C MS
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Base $ 75.00 90.00 135 275 465 875 1100 1800 2200 2600 2800 3550 4950 9000 19500 30500 52500 - - -
$ 525 - 1250 2000 2500 - 3200 3850 5500 10750 21500 43000 65000 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 681
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 45
High Grade: 67

The chart showing PrAg series, G series, VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 6/22/2021 1808 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base6245156137628143434454316181315681---681
----2-----3-----------5
------------1--111----4
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Total6245156139628143434457317181316791---690
 1%3%7%8%20%9%12%6%6%6%8%0%2%3%2%2%1%1%0%--- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1808 50C MS PL
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1808 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base131139163179258575777949124214061624175318862124240133864888608911710179352779643552
1341471682053646428341047129714791667179719652216272938875288796313785212223304845730
00000083410471297147916671797196522162729388752887963137852122200
00000089211441351155117101842204523093058438756899836158602450900
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 7963
Owner: Heartland Collection
 
Grade: AU 53
Points: 1242
Owner: goldsaint
 
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