Coin Specifications

Category: Early US Type Performance
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 5,873,660
Obverse Designer: John Reich
Reverse Designer: John Reich
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.8920
Weight: 13.4800g
ASW: 0.3866oz
Melt Value: $6.20 (2/19/2019)
Diameter: 32.5mm
Edge: Lettered
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1831 50C MS obverse 1831 50C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The half dollars of 1831 are among the more boring entries in this otherwise popular coin series. Some 20 die marriages resulted from combinations of 12 obverse and 14 reverse dies. There are no varieties meriting separate line items, and only one die marriage is rare: O-120 features an obverse die that evidently was not hardened properly, as it quickly sank and became unusable.

Mint State survivors are plentiful, but far too many are poorly struck from severely worn dies. The U. S. Mint was in economy mode at the time, and the dies were used far too long. Gems are only moderately scarce, but the wise buyer is one who waits for a well struck example.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 2/8/2019

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1831 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 62.00 77.00 82.70 99.30 207 390 429 515 878 1140 1250 1500 2200 3750 10200 20000 38500 - - -
$ 220 - 440 565 925 - 1350 1625 2400 4500 13500 21500 41500 -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2087
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: 2/18/2019 1831 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base3217302691412121251712543881831248911447142---2086
-------------1-1------2
----------1----321----7
---------------1------1
Total3217302691412121251712543891831258911949152---2096
 0 %0 %1 %1 %13 %7 %10 %6 %8 %12 %19 %0 %4 %6 %4 %6 %2 %1 %0 %--- 
1831 50C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------------1------1
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Total---------------1------1
 ---------------100 %------ 

Auction Prices Realized

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Images
Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
8/4/2004 NGC XF 45   Teletrade Auction 1918, 1918/Lot# 1436 $154.00
2/20/2006 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 75, 80/Lot# 651 $333.50
9/19/2010 PCGS AU 53   Goldberg September 19-21, 2010 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 60/Lot# 1561 $391.00
2/22/2013 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 1415 $881.25
10/6/2013 NGC VF 35   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/06/2013, 95/Lot# 139838 $131.49
12/17/2013 PCGS AU 58   Bonhams Coins and Medals Featuring the Robbins Collection of US Gold Coins, 21037/Lot# 1034 $1,111.00
3/8/2015 NGC XF 40   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131511/Lot# 25051 $129.25
1/6/2016 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2016 January 6 - 11 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Tampa Session(2), 1231/Lot# 4014 $5,405.00
3/12/2017 NGC VF 35   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131712/Lot# 26178 $94.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1831 50C MS Prooflike
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1831 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1021231551631832884565976977588469001066145017992671411151587431130352025531811
109134158170218344503630717787864955119415662090315144605916929915442241070
00000050363071778786495511941566209031514460591692991544200
0000005506647388178821011132216832380363148096673111671784800
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 1799
Owner: goldsaint
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 846
Owner: Robert L. Rothermel
 
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