Coin Specifications

Category: Capped Bust Lettered Edge Half Dollars (1807-1836)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 4,004,180
Obverse Designer: John Reich
Reverse Designer: John Reich
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.8920
Weight: 13.4800g
ASW: 0.3866oz
Melt Value: $6.92 (2/18/2020)
Diameter: 32.5mm
Edge: Lettered
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1826 50C MS obverse 1826 50C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

This year witnessed the highest mintage of half dollars to date, and Mint State survivors are more plentiful than for previous issues. Gems exist in sufficient numbers to grace many a type set.

As in 1825, none of the many dies used resulted in a popular variety that would warrant a separate line item in coin catalogs. Some 13 obverse dies were paired with 18 reverses, a few of the latter being carryovers from 1825. These were used in various combinations to create 20 known die marriages. It's always possible that additional die marriages were employed, but if so, no examples have been discovered. None of the 1826 varieties are truly rare, but O-103 and O-115 are scarce enough to carry a premium among specialists.

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Last Updated: 2/14/2020

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1826 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 70.00 80.00 90.00 125 225 345 430 650 720 1240 1250 1500 2075 2625 6125 17500 39500 - - -
$ 240 - 510 700 950 - 1400 1680 2500 4150 13750 20750 42500 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2141
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: 2/11/2020 1826 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base51225462771472271071742413615781389611660205---2140
---------1----1111----5
-------------1-2------3
----------1------1----2
Total51225462771472271071742423625781399711961225---2150
 0%1%1%2%13%7%11%5%8%11%17%0%4%6%5%6%3%1%0%--- 
1826 50C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------------1------1
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Total---------------1------1
 ---------------100%------ 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1826 50C MS PL
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1826 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1021231551631832884565976977588469001066145017992671404853677756133842084432805
109134158170218344503630717787864955119415662090313044886163963215871248310
00000050363071778786495511941566209031304488616396321587100
0000005506647388178821011132216832380358949276960115081835700
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 1799
Owner: goldsaint
 
Grade: MS 63
Points: 1799
Owner: Michael Jones
 
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