Coin Specifications

Category: Early Halves (1794-1839)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 751,122
Obverse Designer: John Reich
Reverse Designer: John Reich
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.8920
Weight: 13.4800g
ASW: 0.3866oz
Melt Value: $6.56 (9/21/2017)
Diameter: 32.5mm
Edge: Lettered
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1820/19 50C MS obverse 1820/19 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Two die pairs account for the overdated 1820/19 half dollars, and these varieties are easily distinguished from one another. O-101 and O-101a have a square or flat base to numeral 2, while O-102 has a distinctly curved base to numeral 2. This second variety is slightly more common, but the difference is value is modest. All are quite scarce in Mint State, but lightly worn pieces are available.

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1820/19 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 95.00 120 155 275 765 1275 1700 2200 2750 3100 3850 5100 7500 13500 32500 67500 - - - -
$ 880 - 1850 2450 2900 - 4250 5500 8800 19500 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 204
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 66


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1/25/2004 NGC AU 58   Goldberg January 25-28, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 23/Lot# 2326 $1,438.00
10/16/2006 NGC AU 53   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 109, 114/Lot# 870 $1,150.00
6/1/2008 NGC F 12   Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Coin Auction #68062, 68062/Lot# 62331 $218.50
8/12/2012 NGC Details AU Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/12/2012, 35/Lot# 54636 $770.00
1/6/2013 PCGS XF 45   Teletrade Auction 3411, 3411/Lot# 1983 $862.50
2/22/2013 NGC MS 60   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 1403 $1,762.50
1/19/2014 NGC F 15   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131404/Lot# 26558 $193.88
10/8/2014 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2014 October 8 - 13 PNG New York Invitational US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(5), 1210/Lot# 7886 $528.75
10/31/2016 PCGS AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2016 October 31 - November 2 US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1241/Lot# 4134 $1,175.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1820/19 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base288320395450551891133317071865196923192464283434373817456551586324129281948100
2993454134846641038145817601900208623672587303535644066476355478525151121948100
000000145817601900208623672587303535644066476355478525151121948100
0000001582181219342202241627113236369043164960593510727172971948100
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 6685
Owner: Heartland Collection
 
Grade: AU 55
Points: 2048
Owner: Mastrj2
 
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