Coin Specifications

Category: Capped Bust Lettered Edge Half Dollars (1807-1836)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 5,206,000
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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1833 50C MS obverse 1833 50C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The 1833 half dollar is a rather boring entry in this otherwise popular coin series. There are no standout varieties meriting a separate line item in catalogs. Mint State examples are plentiful, though gems are fairly scarce.

Numismatists have identified 15 die marriages resulting from the use of 13 obverses paired with 14 reverses. Most of these dies were used too long, resulting in coins having worn, distorted features at their peripheries. 1833 was the year that coins were last struck within the old mint facility of 1792. The workers seem to have been distracted by this move and not inclined to replace worn dies in a timely manner. All 1833 half dollar varieties are fairly common, with the exception of O-115, of which just about three dozen examples are known.

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Last Updated: 6/20/2019

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1833 50C MS
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Base $ 70.00 80.00 95.00 100 200 360 400 525 885 1250 1280 1500 2250 3450 6875 18500 41500 - - -
$ 220 - 445 575 940 - 1350 1640 2450 4150 13250 21000 45500 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1999
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 68

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, 68 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 6/15/2021 1833 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base681645258170233104164250364268112788726611--1999
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Total681645258170233104164251364268113789230611--2010
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1833 50C MS PL
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1833 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1021231551631832884565976977588469001066145017992671411151587651131942052532266
1091341581702183445036307177878649551194156620903151446059899499156382443933879
00000050363071778786495511941566209031514460598994991563800
0000005506647388178821011132216832380363148096820113461808100
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 7651
Owner: FloridaFacelifter
 
Grade: MS 65
Points: 4460
Owner: seitzcoins
 
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