Coin Specifications

Category: Early Halves (1794-1839)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,559,573
Obverse Designer: John Reich
Reverse Designer: John Reich
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.8920
Weight: 13.4800g
ASW: 0.3866oz
Melt Value: $6.60 (10/19/2017)
Diameter: 32.5mm
Edge: Lettered
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1822 50C MS obverse 1822 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Production of half dollars rose during 1822 from the preceding two years, and some 15 die marriages are known for the date. These resulted from the mixing of 14 dies each for obverse and reverse. Two of the obverses traditionally have been labeled as 1822/1, though the underlying numeral is so faint as to bring this attribution into question. More will be found about these coins in the entry that follows.

1822 half dollars are plentiful in Mint State, though gems are quite scarce. There are no rare varieties, but O-103 is fairly scarce and will bring a premium among series specialists.

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Last Updated: 9/16/2015

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1822 50C MS
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Base $ 70.00 85.00 105 140 290 535 660 835 1150 1325 1650 2300 3750 5400 13750 23000 43000 - - -
$ 320 - 710 900 1250 - 1800 2500 4250 6400 15750 25000 46000 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 786
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 67


Upcoming Auctions

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11/3/2017 AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2017 November 1 & 3 Eric P. Newman Collection Part IX US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(2), 1260/Lot# 15434


Auction Prices Realized

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2/11/2007 NGC MS 65   Goldberg February 11-14, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 39/Lot# 1436 $10,925.00
2/14/2008 NGC VF 25   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 222, 228/Lot# 5922 $126.50
5/28/2008 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2008 May Long Beach, CA Signature Auction #1108, 1108/Lot# 534 $1,265.00
1/18/2012 PCGS Genuine Genuine   Teletrade Auction 3210, 3210/Lot# 1353 $55.00
6/2/2013 NGC Details XF Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/02/2013, 77/Lot# 118987 $86.83
9/25/2013 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2013 September 25 - 29 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(7), 1189/Lot# 8155 $822.50
10/10/2014 NGC VF 20   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 15036 $182.13
1/7/2015 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(8), 1216/Lot# 10260 $1,645.00
7/21/2015 NGC   Stack's Bowers July 2015 Baltimore Auction, 6105/Lot# 32027 $705.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1822 50C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
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1822 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1021231551672202984876427588299289901271158319282671421757477960139202160933906
1091341591852463615396817828629491084137516982176318647276485994716483257080
000000539681782862949108413751698217631864727648599471648300
0000005907198058959691177147918132423370252377222119331904600
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 1271
Owner: goldsaint
 
Grade: AU 55
Points: 829
Owner: SBG
 
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