Coin Specifications

Category: Early Halves (1794-1839)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 29,890
Obverse Designer: Robert Scot
Reverse Designer: Robert Scot
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.8920
Weight: 13.4800g
ASW: 0.3866oz
Melt Value: $6.58 (10/18/2017)
Diameter: 32.5mm
Edge: Lettered
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1802 O-101 50C MS obverse 1802 O-101 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Just a single pair of dies accounted for the entire mintage of 1802 half dollars. These were delivered from the coiner to the treasurer under three warrants dated January 26 (7,910 coins), December 8 (19,660) and December 10 (2,320).

While scarce relative to other dates of this coin type, the 1802 is not rare in absolute numbers. It has been rated Rarity-3, a rather broad slot ranging from 201-500 coins known in all grades combined.

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Last Updated: 5/27/2015

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1802 O-101 50C MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 102
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: VF
High Grade: 58


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8/26/1996 NGC VF 25   Teletrade Auction 0870, 870/Lot# 1573 $654.00
3/3/2008 NGC VF 30   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 225, 231/Lot# 3082 $5,095.65
5/27/2012 PCGS VF 30   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 19995/Lot# 1038 $4,446.00
10/17/2012 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 1652 $1,955.00
2/7/2013 PCGS FA 2   Heritage Auctions 2013 February 7 -8 & 10 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(5), 1182/Lot# 7906 $705.00
12/5/2013 PCGS XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2013 December 5 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Houston Session(2), 1192/Lot# 3625 $5,875.00
1/26/2014 PCGS VF 20   Goldberg January 26-28, 2014 January Pre-Long Beach Sale 17.5% BP, 78/Lot# 1133 $3,084.38
7/6/2014 NGC Details VG Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/06/2014, 188/Lot# 202444 $1,200.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1802 50C MS O-101 Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3665276749901393240131263675518458886729719810385169191765718418192032001320848217082259423507
4205767791124172926433309417854196168688582601256317165179111868019473202912113522003228980
000000330941785419616868858260125631716517911186801947320291211352200300
000000349246815653644970429323147411741118164189411974320570214212229900
1802 50C MS O-101
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3665276749901393240131263675518458886729719810385169191765718418192032001320848217082259423507
4205767791124172926433309417854196168688582601256317165179111868019473202912113522003228980
000000330941785419616868858260125631716517911186801947320291211352200300
000000349246815653644970429323147411741118164189411974320570214212229900
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Grade: VF 30
Points: 1393
Owner: goldsaint
 
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