Coin Specifications

Category: Capped Bust Lettered Edge Half Dollars (1807-1836)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 4,797,000
Obverse Designer: John Reich
Reverse Designer: John Reich
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.8920
Weight: 13.4800g
ASW: 0.3866oz
Melt Value: $10.09 (6/21/2021)
Diameter: 32.5mm
Edge: Lettered
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1832 50C MS obverse 1832 50C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

This high-mintage issue is plentiful in the lesser grades of Mint State, but enough gems are known to satisfy advanced collectors. Typical of half dollars dated 1830-33, many are poorly struck from rather tired dies, and a bit of searching may be required to secure a sharp coin.

A more youthful bust of Liberty was transitioned during this year, with obverse dies known for both subtypes. These are not sought by general collectors, and they do not appear in popular catalogs. The only varieties sought by non-specialists are the Large Letters and Small Letters reverses. The former appear on only one reverse die (O-101), and this developed a progressive die break connecting the eagle's right wing with the olive leaves below it. This variety is common enough that it commands little or no premium, and the only significant rarity for this date is a Small Letters variety, O-123. This is believed to have been solely for coining proofs. Varieties O-109 and O-117 are scarce enough to command a premium among variety specialists.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/20/2019

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1832 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 70.00 80.00 95.00 95.00 200 360 400 515 885 1100 1250 1500 2225 3450 6875 20500 42500 - - -
$ 220 - 440 565 925 - 1350 1640 2425 4000 13500 22500 46500 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2898
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 1832 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base592348394231331187252399518210518391753753---2898
-------1----1--1-11---5
---------22--234------13
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Total592348394231331188252401520210618594803764---2916
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1832 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2232652983484395327338749251092136916971834207924893185492162868537153682480740324
23727631537847059978089198111841478174319162216272137645376703610814185142997942340
000000780891981118414781743191622162721376453767036108141851400
0000008279081036127715881788199723522953434258317787130912166100
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 1799
Owner: MBA101
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 1505
Owner: TON Collection
 
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