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 (5/23/2017)
Diameter: 32.5mm
Edge: Lettered
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1814 50C MS obverse 1814 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The half dollars of 1814 were produced in relatively large number for the time, some 1.04 million pieces. Those coins were produced using only eight obverse and nine reverse dies, combining to make nine known die marriages for the year. The dies were obviously pushed to the limits, and several varieties of 1814 are well-known for die clashes, breaks, die erosion, and the other ailments that overstressed dies can produce. The Overton reference notes that 'the year 1814 produced some of the most severely clashed dies of the entire [Bust half] series.'

The O-103 and O-108a varieties of the 1814 are the only two rated as R.1 or common, although others rank R.2, and only the O-106 is rare.

Description and Analysis courtesy of Heritage Auctions and may not be republished without written permission.


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1814 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 70.00 90.00 130 210 475 750 950 1050 1800 2000 2150 3250 4000 5600 15000 26000 43000 70000 - -
$ 530 - 1000 1150 1950 - 2350 3500 4350 7500 16500 29000 46500 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 663
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 67


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2/5/2006 NGC AU 58   Goldberg February 5-8, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 34/Lot# 131 $1,500.00
9/26/2010 PCGS F 15   Teletrade Auction 2931, 2931/Lot# 1823 $184.00
5/30/2012 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2012 May 30- June 3 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(1), 1171/Lot# 3776 $12,650.00
11/29/2012 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2012 November 29 - December 2 US Coin Signature Auction - Houston Session(1), 1177/Lot# 3629 $1,175.00
1/9/2013 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(2), 1181/Lot# 4280 $14,100.00
6/29/2014 NGC Details F Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/29/2014, 187/Lot# 115695 $30.00
7/6/2014 NGC Details XF Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/06/2014, 188/Lot# 202454 $300.00
11/23/2014 NGC XF 45   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 831, 840/Lot# 113 $550.00
3/6/2015 NGC MS 63   Stack's Bowers March 2015 Portland ANA, 6103/Lot# 234 $4,406.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1814 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11513515916722343769990810621155128413631505188623023172378359228153141722170233630
12114316118529452476895910931198131014101632202425923375449666651015916682256780
0000007689591093119813101410163220242592337544966665101591668200
00000083810101124124113361457175921632882357952097409121651919200
1814 50C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base12714717518324447174796611271225135814421589198524173317394861538445146112230334460
133156177203319563820101911591269138614911721212927173527468369171050017175263550
00000082010191159126913861491172121292717352746836917105001717500
00000089310731192131314141540185322733017373754187681125551973900
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Grade: MS 68
Points: 16682
Owner: Heartland Collection
 
Grade: MS 63
Points: 2489
Owner: ddr70
 
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