Coin Specifications

Category: Early Halves (1794-1839)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 2,208,000
Obverse Designer: John Reich
Reverse Designer: John Reich
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.8920
Weight: 13.4800g
ASW: 0.3866oz
Melt Value: $6.57 (10/18/2017)
Diameter: 32.5mm
Edge: Lettered
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1819/8 50C MS obverse 1819/8 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Five of the obverse dies for 1819 were overdated 1819/8, and these were paired with five reverses for a total of six overdate die marriages. The difference between the so-called Small 9 and Large 9 is so slight as to be indistinguishable without photos or a side-by-side comparison, and they are priced at similar levels for the more common varieties.

The only scarce overdate varieties are O-103 and O-106, and these command a premium among specialists.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/10/2017

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1819/8 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 85.00 110 125 220 350 700 775 1050 1800 2450 2550 3250 4750 7350 18750 27500 - - - -
$ 380 - 825 1150 2000 - 2750 3500 5750 7850 20750 30000 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 388
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 66


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12/3/1997 NGC VF 25   Teletrade Auction 1003, 1003/Lot# 1471 $70.85
1/29/2012 NGC Details XF Details  Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 718 $408.00
11/24/2013 PCGS AU 53   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/24/2013, 102/Lot# 150645 $852.50
1/8/2014 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(2), 1201/Lot# 4417 $8,225.00
9/14/2014 PCGS VF 25   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 821, 830/Lot# 10127 $255.00
10/10/2014 PCGS   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 15031 $205.63
12/5/2014 PCGS F 15   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3511, 6080/Lot# 20236 $188.00
7/7/2016 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2016 July 7 - 10 Summer FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Summer FUN Session(1), 1237/Lot# 3534 $1,586.25
6/8/2017 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2017 June 8 - 11 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(3), 1256/Lot# 4076 $1,057.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1819/8 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111631902554776788471166134215711707179919692250330350156248114111744811
1551722113295447349531224141816161737185520622601387354267969134231744810
0000007349531224141816161737185520622601387354267969134231744800
00000079010591283149416611768191221562952444458379690154351744800
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 6248
Owner: Heartland Collection
 
Grade: MS 65
Points: 5426
Owner: Heartland Collection
 
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