Coin Specifications

Category: Draped Bust Half Dollars (1796-1807)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 301,076
Obverse Designer: Robert Scot
Reverse Designer: Robert Scot
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.8920
Weight: 13.4800g
ASW: 0.3866oz
Melt Value: $5.81 (6/18/2019)
Diameter: 32.5mm
Edge: Lettered
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1807 DRAPED 50C MS obverse 1807 DRAPED 50C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The mintage figure that appears here and in most catalogs is mostly speculative, as two types of half dollar were coined during 1807, and the Mint made no distinction between these in its reports. Author Steve M. Tompkins has estimated that the Draped Bust Halves of this date comprised the 18 deliveries made from March 2 through September 14. These total 760,076 coins and conform more closely to the relative numbers of surviving Draped Bust versus Capped Bust Half Dollars.

Some 11 die marriages are known today, these resulting from the combining of eight obverses and six reverses. None of these varieties is distinctive enough to merit mention in standard catalogs, and they appeal solely to series specialists seeking completion. The rarest of these varieties is O-115, discovered in 2004 and certified by NGC. It's number follows those of the Capped Bust type solely because Al Overton neglected to allow for additional varieties of this type. Also rather scarce is O-101, but the others are generally available in worn condition.

While there are more than the usual number of Mint State examples for 1807, this issue is often seen poorly struck. Collectors are advised to seek only well struck coins from fairly fresh dies, regardless of certified grade.

GRADE SUMMARY

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/14/2019

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1807 DRAPED 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 230 360 590 910 1880 3250 3625 4800 6000 8450 8750 11800 20600 32500 91500 200000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 14250 23000 - 142500 - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1227
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 40
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: 6/18/2019 1807 DRAPED 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base11601161803331301163842507531720101862----1227
------1---1-----------2
------1------2122-----8
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Total11601161803331301183842507631722112082----1237
 1 %5 %9 %15 %27 %11 %10 %3 %3 %4 %6 %0 %1 %2 %1 %2 %1 %0 %---- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
1/12/2005 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2005 Ft. Lauderdale FL. (FUN) Signature Sale #360, 360/Lot# 7153 $7,475.00
2/20/2005 NGC AU 50   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 1190 $1,955.00
1/17/2008 NGC F 12   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 213, 219/Lot# 5627 $405.95
12/3/2009 NGC XF 40   Bonhams Coins and Banknotes, 17760/Lot# 1060 $1,170.00
12/28/2011 PCGS VF 35   Teletrade Auction 3198, 3198/Lot# 1707 $833.75
8/8/2013 NGC AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2013 August 8 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Rosemont Session(2), 1188/Lot# 3880 $3,525.00
3/2/2014 PCGS G 4   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/02/2014, 182/Lot# 147592 $172.70
4/1/2014 PCGS   Stack's Bowers March 2014 Baltimore Auction, 6008/Lot# 7741 $592.20


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1807 50C MS DRAPED Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3363954235637451483198123682751297332683447401646945158682081531094519995295674435767447
356404470624991164921102496282530713328363742424849571272649084139622318634497520540
0000002110249628253071332836374242484957127264908413962231863449700
00000022392623289931703387382644685003626677091001416978263763942700
1807 50C MS DRAPED
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3363954235637451483198123682751297332683447401646945158682081531094519995295674435767447
356404470624991164921102496282530713328363742424849571272649084139622318634497520540
0000002110249628253071332836374242484957127264908413962231863449700
00000022392623289931703387382644685003626677091001416978263763942700
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Grade: XF 45
Points: 1981
Owner: goldsaint
 
Grade: XF 40
Points: 1483
Owner: gpnyc1
 
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