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: $6.58 (12/15/2019)
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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Price Guide

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 1100 1250 1500 2375 4125 12100 20700 41000 - - -
$ 260 - 525 715 1080 - 1490 1900 2600 4200 14000 - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1409
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: 12/10/2019 1825 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base512172419499167761011622255509878503284---1407
----------1-----------1
-------------2121-----6
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Total5121724194991677610116222655010079523384---1414
 0 %1 %1 %2 %14 %7 %12 %5 %7 %11 %16 %0 %4 %7 %6 %4 %2 %1 %0 %--- 
1825 50C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------1----1------2
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Total----------1----1------2
 ----------50 %----50 %------ 

Auction Prices Realized

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2/6/2006 NGC VF 30   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 73, 78/Lot# 585 $126.50
9/14/2008 PCGS AU 58   Goldberg September 14-16, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 48/Lot# 855 $1,552.50
12/12/2011 NGC G 4   Teletrade Auction 3188, 3188/Lot# 2375 $27.00
7/10/2012 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers The August 2012 Philadelphia ANA World's Fair of Money Auction - US and World Lots - Internet Only Sessions, 174/Lot# 13193 $676.80
1/20/2013 NGC VF 25   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131305/Lot# 22205 $101.05
3/24/2013 NCS Details XF Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/24/2013, 67/Lot# 105411 $85.80
4/6/2014 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131415/Lot# 28601 $540.50
6/2/2014 PCGS AU 50   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3484, 6033/Lot# 20215 $376.00
1/7/2015 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(8), 1216/Lot# 10271 $481.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1825 50C MS PL
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1825 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111551631832884565976977588469001066145018432671411155639553148502332937006
1521571692183445036307177878649551194158121193151459568931131817676278880
000000503630717787864955119415812119315145956893113181767600
0000005506637378168821010132217122395363150798223130842050200
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 9553
Owner: Heartland Collection
 
Grade: MS 63
Points: 2119
Owner: Keigwin
 
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