Coin Specifications

Category: Early Halves (1794-1839)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,215,567
Obverse Designer: John Reich
Reverse Designer: John Reich
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.8920
Weight: 13.4800g
ASW: 0.3866oz
Melt Value: $6.57 (10/23/2017)
Diameter: 32.5mm
Edge: Lettered
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1817/3 50C MS obverse 1817/3 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

A single die marriage of 1817 includes this obverse die on which the 7 was punched over a 3, which remained quite visible on the struck coins. Most examples seen are of the later die state in which an arcing die crack spans the reverse from letters ME to numerals 50. This very popular overdate is plentiful in worn grades but rather scarce in Mint State.

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Last Updated: 3/12/2015

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1817/3 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 140 260 375 570 1225 2250 2900 4100 6000 6650 7000 7750 12000 25000 43000 62500 - - - -
$ 1350 - 3150 4300 6500 - 7400 8500 18800 27500 47500 77500 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 163
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 45
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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12/19/2005 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #67, 72/Lot# 656 $2,070.00
3/1/2006 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2006 March Palm Beach, FL Signature Auction #412, 412/Lot# 863 $1,955.00
10/28/2009 PCGS VF 35   Teletrade Auction 2764, 2764/Lot# 1370 $1,063.75
9/4/2011 NGC G 4   Goldberg September 4-6, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 65/Lot# 1201 $138.00
9/2/2012 PCGS VF 30   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/02/2012, 38/Lot# 54018 $891.00
5/4/2014 NGC Details F Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131419/Lot# 26618 $258.50
9/19/2014 NGC F 15   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3500, 6054/Lot# 22193 $352.50
10/10/2014 PCGS   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 15019 $146.88
6/12/2016 PCGS VG 10   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131625/Lot# 25444 $423.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1817/3 50C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
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1817/3 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1183336409764123914901707208723022585275431033747429053678428958818452277764236765417
61234360527922132215621833215823962641287033173928464963878814125422156032639500500
0000001562183321582396264128703317392846496387881412542215603263900
0000001634196022302490269729863532410950087407920115497246683750300
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Grade: AU 55
Points: 2302
Owner: goldsaint
 
Grade: XF 40
Points: 1239
Owner: MBA101
 
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