Coin Specifications

Category: Early Halves (1794-1839)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 5,493,400
Obverse Designer: John Reich
Reverse Designer: John Reich
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.8920
Weight: 13.4800g
ASW: 0.3866oz
Melt Value: $6.60 (10/21/2017)
Diameter: 32.5mm
Edge: Lettered
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1827/6 50C MS obverse 1827/6 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

A single obverse die was overdated 1827/6, and this proved sufficiently durable to be paired with three different reverse dies. Over this progression, the obverse became quite worn and distorted, though traces of the overdate feature remained. The most common overdate marriages are O-101 and O-102, while O-103 is only moderately scarce. Mint State examples of any overdate variety are quite scarce, and gems are very highly prized.

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1827/6 50C MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 187
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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6/3/1998 NGC XF 40   Teletrade Auction 1055, 1055/Lot# 1511 $152.60
9/21/2009 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 412, 418/Lot# 7635 $655.50
9/4/2011 PCGS AU 53   Goldberg September 4-6, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 65/Lot# 1212 $977.50
3/30/2014 PCGS XF 40   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/30/2014, 184/Lot# 182448 $162.80
4/14/2014 NGC   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3477, 6026/Lot# 20275 $205.63
9/4/2014 NGC AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2014 September 4 - 6 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1209/Lot# 7659 $305.50
10/10/2014 PCGS AU 55   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 15073 $763.75
4/26/2017 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2017 April 26 - 30 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(1), 1254/Lot# 3280 $1,997.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1827/6 50C MS Prooflike
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1827/6 50C MS
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Base1021231551672203665567159961152135614771609175320093620486560897859151202333936432
10913415918526942960980910481220139615211657183825464035527366791027917860277030
0000006098091048122013961521165718382546403552736679102791786000
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 7859
Owner: Heartland Collection
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 1356
Owner: 123cents
 
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