Coin Specifications

Category: Early Halves (1794-1839)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,628,059
Obverse Designer: John Reich
Reverse Designer: John Reich
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.8920
Weight: 13.4800g
ASW: 0.3866oz
Melt Value: $6.71 (9/20/2017)
Diameter: 32.5mm
Edge: Lettered
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1812/1 LARGE 8 50C MS obverse 1812/1 LARGE 8 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Two different overdated obverse dies were paired with Reverse A . On O-101, numeral 8 is noticeably larger than on other 1812 half dollar dies. While the overdate feature is not as prominent as on O-102, this variety is fairly rare and highly sought for its distinctive Large 8. It's unlikely that a Mint State example exists, and most survivors are well worn. Collectors are cautioned that this variety is frequently mis-attributed through wishful thinking, and any prospective O-101 or O-101a (with the shattered obverse die) should be professionally authenticated.



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Last Updated: 12/15/2016

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1812/1 LARGE 8 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 15
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: VF
High Grade: 55


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9/19/2005 PCGS VF 30   Goldberg September 19-21, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 32/Lot# 1711 $9,200.00
1/5/2011 PCGS VF 30   Heritage Auctions 2011 January Tampa FUN Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(1), 1151/Lot# 3617 $8,050.00
1/5/2011 PCGS VF 30   Heritage Auctions 2011 January Tampa FUN Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(1), 1151/Lot# 3616 $9,200.00
11/27/2011 PCGS VF 30   Teletrade Auction 3179, 3179/Lot# 1848 $7,360.00
8/8/2014 PCGS VF 30   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 4052 $8,225.00
8/8/2014 NGC VF 20   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 4053 $3,290.00
2/26/2015 NGC VF 20   Heritage Auctions 2015 February 26 - March 1 PNG Dallas Invitational US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(1), 1218/Lot# 3104 $4,935.00
8/2/2017 PCGS F 15   Heritage Auctions 2017 August 2 - 6 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Denver Session(4), 1258/Lot# 4920 $7,343.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1812/1 LARGE 8 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1138170720872807340641414992565658976048626364009692134151890227089111111
13271833232730063651442452135736594761196308749710933152442163127089111110
00000052135736594761196308749710933152442163127089111100
00000054345816599761916354859412174170732436027089111100
1812/1 LARGE 8 50C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
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Grade: AU 53
Points: 5897
Owner: goldsaint
 
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