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: $6.58 (9/24/2017)
Diameter: 32.5mm
Edge: Lettered
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1812 50C MS obverse 1812 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This is another high mintage issue that is plentiful in worn grades. There are many coins falling just shy of Mint State, but there are enough fully MS pieces to satisfy advanced date collectors. Of course, not all varieties are available in such grades. Gems are rare and highly sought.

Some ten die marriages resulted from the pairing of eight obverses and nine reverses. All of the obverse dies feature a Small 8, aside from one of the two overdate varieties addressed in the entries following this one. Moderately rare marriages include O-101 and the latest die state of O-110: O-110b is the popular "single leaf" die state in which the shallow leaf of the uppermost pair has been obliterated through aggressive repolishing.

Typical of the 1808-14 period, many 1812 half dollars reveal bold die-clash impressions and heavy die erosion.

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Last Updated: 3/12/2015

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1812 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 72.00 90.00 130 210 410 675 750 900 1600 1850 2375 3200 3900 5850 17500 26500 50000 - - -
$ 450 - 825 1000 1750 - 2600 3500 4300 6500 19500 28500 60000 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1052
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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Price
1/17/2005 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2005 Fort Lauderdale, FL (FUN) Bullet Sale #361, 361/Lot# 1570 $322.00
2/20/2005 NGC AU 58   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 1197 $518.00
6/15/2009 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 384, 390/Lot# 501 $1,840.00
12/8/2010 PCGS AU 58   Bonhams Coins and Banknotes, 18404/Lot# 2184 $1,872.00
3/11/2012 NGC AU 55   Teletrade Auction 3239, 3239/Lot# 1678 $833.75
2/16/2014 PCGS VF 25   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/16/2014, 174/Lot# 143987 $204.05
2/26/2015 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2015 February 26 - March 1 PNG Dallas Invitational US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1218/Lot# 7396 $646.25
5/12/2015 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2015 May 12 The Eugene H. Gardner Collection III US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1228/Lot# 98450 $3,642.50
8/11/2015 NGC MS 61   Stack's Bowers 2015 Chicago ANA, 6104/Lot# 410 $1,527.50
9/25/2016 PCGS VF 25   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131640/Lot# 21202 $176.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1812 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11391551632123955757258919901124120613331609188629854526574710304159202487539262
471441571792734556257809241034115112481425170122523498493372661217618905296700
000000625780924103411511248142517012252349849337266121761890500
000000675835957107911781290151717932618401253408785140482189000
1812 50C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1111111111111111111111
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 1609
Owner: oldhobo
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 1124
Owner: ddr70
 
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