Coin Specifications

Category: Early Halves (1794-1839)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,039,075
Obverse Designer: John Reich
Reverse Designer: John Reich
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.8920
Weight: 13.4800g
ASW: 0.3866oz
Melt Value: $6.60 (10/22/2017)
Diameter: 32.5mm
Edge: Lettered
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1814/3 50C MS obverse 1814/3 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

A single obverse die originally prepared for 1813 coinage was overpunched with a numeral 4 to create this variety. As with the E over A variety, no attempt was made to hide this correction, and the readily visible 3 has added greatly to this variety's popular appeal. Both of the cataloged die states are fairly common in circulated grades. A few Mint State examples have been certified, but gems are quite rare.

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Last Updated: 3/12/2015

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1814/3 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 120 155 280 560 975 1700 1850 2850 3350 4000 4250 5250 10000 13500 25000 50000 - - - -
$ 1075 - 2000 3200 3600 - 4650 6000 11000 14500 27500 55000 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 110
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 45
High Grade: 66


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11/4/2017 AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2017 November 2 - 4 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(3), 1261/Lot# 17110


Auction Prices Realized

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9/22/2010 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2010 September Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1144, 1144/Lot# 4091 $1,265.00
5/27/2012 NGC MS 65   Goldberg May 27-31, 2012 The May Pre-Long Beach Auction, 69/Lot# 1209 $20,700.00
8/18/2013 PCGS F 12   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 765, 774/Lot# 48 $275.00
11/11/2013 PCGS F 12   Teletrade Auction 3456, 3456/Lot# 1518 $160.00
12/8/2013 PCGS VF 30   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/08/2013, 104/Lot# 146865 $605.00
4/6/2014 PCGS Genuine F   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/06/2014, 175/Lot# 139198 $184.80
9/30/2015 PCGS   Stack's Bowers October 2014 Pogue, 6073/Lot# 2017 $32,900.00
9/11/2016 NGC Details XF Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131638/Lot# 25891 $399.50
10/16/2016 NGC Details VF Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131643/Lot# 27712 $329.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1814/3 50C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base13515518325834862910791410170218712097223325193047358148885973721014708222943422653160
1411642082884417791189150717581946214223282695322540165249638597091723626271405370
000000118915071758194621422328269532254016524963859709172362627100
0000001299160418142021218724232871340344525611679712208197653024800
1814/3 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base12314316723732058610161333161417761993212424012910342746945747695114266216933339952014
1291511902644087291121142616681848203622162570308238495045614893891674125595396040
000000112114261668184820362216257030823849504561489389167412559500
0000001227152017221920208023082740325442715396654911827192172949700
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 5747
Owner: Heartland Collection
 
Grade: XF 45
Points: 1016
Owner: goldsaint
 
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