Coin Specifications

Category: Capped Bust Lettered Edge Half Dollars (1807-1836)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 2,208,000
Obverse Designer: John Reich
Reverse Designer: John Reich
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.8920
Weight: 13.4800g
ASW: 0.3866oz
Melt Value: $9.80 (3/6/2021)
Diameter: 32.5mm
Edge: Lettered
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1819 50C MS obverse 1819 50C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

This issue enjoyed a mintage of more than two million pieces, a testament to the importance of the half dollar at a time when other denominations, save for the cent, were struck in far smaller numbers. A fair number of Mint State coins have been certified, but gems are quite scarce.

Some 14 obverse dies were paired in combinations with 13 reverses to produce the 15 die marriages bearing this date. Six of these were overdated 1819/8, indicating that several of the obverse dies prepared for 1818 remained on hand at the end of that year. These are described in the entry that follows this one. None of the non-overdate varieties are rare or even scarce in circulated grades.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/20/2019

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1819 50C MS
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Base $ 70.00 95.00 135 175 325 560 600 885 1450 1880 2150 2625 3575 7000 16500 26500 - - - -
$ 340 - 650 925 1600 - 2200 2650 3650 7500 18000 29000 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 639
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 45
High Grade: 65

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.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 3/2/2021 1819 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base4132939136508333415967-143115178-----639
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Total4132939136508333415967-143115198-----641
 1%2%5%6%21%8%13%5%6%9%10%-2%5%2%3%1%----- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1819 50C MS PL
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1819 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base10212315516318633648962087710211209132115311886219732164565592211115172582708542925
10913415817123638753370692510841246139116491990253736665017765313163205343236545071
000000533706925108412461391164919902537366650177653131632053400
000000576791973114612841461176820932876411554709384152102380900
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 4565
Owner: Heartland Collection
 
Grade: MS 63
Points: 2197
Owner: oldhobo
 
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