Coin Specifications

Category: Capped Bust Lettered Edge Half Dollars (1807-1836)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 2,943,166
Obverse Designer: John Reich
Reverse Designer: John Reich
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.8920
Weight: 13.4800g
ASW: 0.3866oz
Melt Value: $10.07 (6/21/2021)
Diameter: 32.5mm
Edge: Lettered
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1825 50C MS obverse 1825 50C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

This was yet another year of large half dollar mintages, requiring 15 obverse dies and 16 reverses. These were used in a total of 18 combinations, of which Overton-118 is extremely rare. The only use of Obverse 15, this die cracked severely, and that most likely accounts for its early retirement. O-109 is very scarce, but all the others range from common to just slightly scarce.

Mint State survivors are plentiful in relation to most earlier dates, and a fair number of gems have been certified.

Slight changes in the bust of Liberty reflect a new obverse master punch, and this appears to have been among the first efforts of William Kneass. Appointed Chief Engraver the year before, succeeding the late Robert Scot, Kneass would go on to modify most denominations over the next several years.

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Last Updated: 6/20/2019

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1825 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 70.00 80.00 90.00 130 245 430 475 665 945 1175 1350 1500 2375 4125 11400 20000 41000 - - -
$ 260 - 525 715 1080 - 1490 1900 2600 4200 14000 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1486
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 53
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: 6/15/2021 1825 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base5141830226111173801031682255519981503384---1484
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-------------2121-----6
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Total51418302261111738010316822655110182523484---1491
 0%1%1%2%15%7%12%5%7%11%15%0%3%7%5%3%2%1%0%--- 
1825 50C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------1----1------2
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Total----------1----1------2
 ----------50%----50%------ 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1825 50C MS PL
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1825 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111551631832884565976977588469001066145018432671411155639553148502332937006
15215716921834450363071778786495511941581211931514595689311318176762788838856
000000503630717787864955119415812119315145956893113181767600
0000005506637378168821010132217122395363150798223130842050200
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 9553
Owner: Heartland Collection
 
Grade: MS 63
Points: 1843
Owner: Jeremy Skarr
 
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