Coin Specifications

Category: Capped Bust Lettered Edge Half Dollars (1807-1836)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 3,712,156
Obverse Designer: John Reich
Reverse Designer: John Reich
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.8920
Weight: 13.4800g
ASW: 0.3866oz
Melt Value: $9.92 (8/2/2021)
Diameter: 32.5mm
Edge: Lettered
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1829 50C MS obverse 1829 50C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The 1829 half dollar is a common issue that has a good supply of Mint State survivors. Gems are scarce but available to advanced collectors.

Some 20 die marriages are known for this date, which employed 11 obverse dies and 16 reverses. Two of the Overton varieties are overdates, and these are described in the entry which follows this one.

Of the remaining varieties, one features the Large Letters typical of previous years, another has Medium Letters, while the remainder have Small Letters. The Medium Letters reverse is similar enough to the Large Letters variety that the two are lumped together in most guide books and priced at a modest premium over the Small Letters varieties. The only die marriage that is genuinely rare is O-120, but O-104 and O-106 are scarce enough to be sought by series specialists.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/20/2019

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1829 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 70.00 80.00 95.00 100 210 360 440 650 885 1250 1300 1525 2225 3450 6875 19000 - - - -
$ 235 - 500 710 950 - 1400 1650 2425 4100 14500 50000 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1761
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 66

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.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 7/27/2021 1829 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base633334029013022498141196260255976552249----1755
----------1---1-21----5
--------------4-21----7
---------------1------1
Total6333340290130224981411962612559770532811----1768
 0%2%2%2%16%7%13%6%8%11%15%0%3%5%4%3%2%1%---- 
1829 50C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------3---1-1-----5
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Total----------3---1-1-----5
 ----------60%---20%-20%----- 
1829 50C MS DPL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------------1-------1
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Total--------------1-------1
 --------------100%------- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1829 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1021231551631832884565976977588469001066145017072671411155639456146942307636594
10913415817021834450363071778786495511941536202831514595686111202174882758238424
000000503630717787864955119415362028315145956861112021748800
0000005506647388178821011132216212350363150798158129482028200
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 5563
Owner: Heartland Collection
 
Grade: MS 63
Points: 2028
Owner: Rooster2255
 
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