Coin Specifications

Category: Early Halves (1794-1839)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 3,504,954
Obverse Designer: John Reich
Reverse Designer: John Reich
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.8920
Weight: 13.4800g
ASW: 0.3866oz
Melt Value: $6.58 (9/24/2017)
Diameter: 32.5mm
Edge: Lettered
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1824 50C MS obverse 1824 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The very large production of half dollars in 1824 required many dies, resulting in numerous die marriages---17, in fact. This was accomplished through the combining of 14 obverse dies and 16 reverses. The scarcest of these varieties are O-102 and O-114. The first is one of two 1824/1 overdates, its obverse also being used with the far more common O-101. Other popular varieties include two different 1824/4 obverses, which resulted in marriages O-109 and O-110. Neither is rare. Easily the most attractive variety is O-103, which features an overdated obverse having so many punchings that the exact line-up is uncertain. It is thus known as 1824 "over various dates." Fortunately, this is another common die marriage.

Irrespective of varieties, the 1824 half dollar is plentiful in Mint State, with a fair number of gems certified, as well.

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Last Updated: 9/16/2015

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1824 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 65.00 78.00 90.00 105 215 465 505 665 975 1150 1325 1675 2350 4000 11500 23000 43500 - - -
$ 235 - 550 715 1075 - 1425 1825 2600 4300 14250 25500 47000 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1515
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 68


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9/19/2005 NGC AU 55   Goldberg September 19-21, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 32/Lot# 1713 $345.00
5/27/2012 PCGS MS 63   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 19995/Lot# 1045 $5,265.00
4/22/2013 PCGS VF 30   Teletrade Auction 3427, 3427/Lot# 1789 $111.63
6/3/2014 PCGS AU 50   Stack's Bowers June 2014 Baltimore, 6021/Lot# 3987 $393.63
8/5/2014 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1208/Lot# 7704 $1,058.68
10/12/2014 NGC   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/12/2014, 190/Lot# 214027 $162.00
11/23/2014 NGC VF 30   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 831, 840/Lot# 114 $190.00
2/26/2015 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2015 February 26 - March 1 PNG Dallas Invitational US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1218/Lot# 7454 $352.50
5/10/2015 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131520/Lot# 25483 $376.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1824 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1021231551631832884565976977588469001066145017992671411155639522148002324836874
1091341581702183445036307177878649551194156620903151459568831128117616277900
000000503630717787864955119415662090315145956883112811761600
0000005506647388178821011132216832380363150798202130412043200
1824 50C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1111111111111111111111
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 4261
Owner: Heartland Collection
 
Grade: MS 64
Points: 3260
Owner: Heartland Collection
 
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