Coin Specifications

Category: Capped Bust Lettered Edge Half Dollars (1807-1836)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 3,504,954
Obverse Designer: John Reich
Reverse Designer: John Reich
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.8920
Weight: 13.4800g
ASW: 0.3866oz
Melt Value: $7.16 (2/21/2020)
Diameter: 32.5mm
Edge: Lettered
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1824 50C MS obverse 1824 50C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The very large production of half dollars in 1824 required many dies, resulting in numerous die marriages---17, in fact. This was accomplished through the combining of 14 obverse dies and 16 reverses. The scarcest of these varieties are O-102 and O-114. The first is one of two 1824/1 overdates, its obverse also being used with the far more common O-101. Other popular varieties include two different 1824/4 obverses, which resulted in marriages O-109 and O-110. Neither is rare. Easily the most attractive variety is O-103, which features an overdated obverse having so many punchings that the exact line-up is uncertain. It is thus known as 1824 "over various dates." Fortunately, this is another common die marriage.

Irrespective of varieties, the 1824 half dollar is plentiful in Mint State, with a fair number of gems certified, as well.

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Last Updated: 2/14/2020

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1824 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 70.00 85.00 95.00 115 220 405 445 665 805 1100 1250 1450 2125 2625 6900 18050 43500 - - -
$ 235 - 550 715 1050 - 1430 1850 2600 4300 14250 25500 47000 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1619
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 68

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, 68 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 2/18/2020 1824 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base83537682821221797010317123274581558427911--1617
----1-----1--11-------4
---------------2------2
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Total83537682831221797010317123374582568627911--1623
 0%2%2%4%17%8%11%4%6%11%14%0%3%5%3%5%2%1%0%0%-- 
1824 50C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------------1--1------2
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Total------------1--1------2
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1824 50C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
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1824 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1021231551631832884565976977588469001066145017992671411155639522148002324836874
1091341581702183445036307177878649551194156620903151459568831128117616277900
000000503630717787864955119415662090315145956883112811761600
0000005506647388178821011132216832380363150798202130412043200
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 4261
Owner: Heartland Collection
 
Grade: MS 64
Points: 3260
Owner: Heartland Collection
 
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