Coin Specifications

Category: Capped Bust Lettered Edge Half Dollars (1807-1836)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,628,059
Obverse Designer: John Reich
Reverse Designer: John Reich
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.8920
Weight: 13.4800g
ASW: 0.3866oz
Melt Value: $10.06 (6/17/2021)
Diameter: 32.5mm
Edge: Lettered
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1812 50C MS obverse 1812 50C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

This is another high mintage issue that is plentiful in worn grades. There are many coins falling just shy of Mint State, but there are enough fully MS pieces to satisfy advanced date collectors. Of course, not all varieties are available in such grades. Gems are rare and highly sought.

Some ten die marriages resulted from the pairing of eight obverses and nine reverses. All of the obverse dies feature a Small 8, aside from one of the two overdate varieties addressed in the entries following this one. Moderately rare marriages include O-101 and the latest die state of O-110: O-110b is the popular "single leaf" die state in which the shallow leaf of the uppermost pair has been obliterated through aggressive repolishing.

Typical of the 1808-14 period, many 1812 half dollars reveal bold die-clash impressions and heavy die erosion.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/20/2019

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1812 50C MS
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Base $ 95.00 115 160 210 450 675 815 1000 1580 2000 2375 3200 3900 5850 17500 26500 50000 - - -
$ 465 - 825 1030 1750 - 2600 3500 4300 6500 19500 28500 60000 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1173
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 66

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.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 6/15/2021 1812 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base42348662019612644711091323306053731420----1173
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Total42348662019612644711091323316053731520----1175
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1812 50C MS PL
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1812 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11391551632123955757258919901124120613331609188629854526574710304159202487539262
4714415717927345562578092410341151124814251701225234984933726612176189052967041225
000000625780924103411511248142517012252349849337266121761890500
000000675835957107911781290151717932618401253408785140482189000
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 2985
Owner: Ben McQuaide
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 1609
Owner: oldhobo
 
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