Description and Analysis

Seated Liberty Half Dollars
1841 50C MS

Description & Analysis

Though its production was modest in comparison the half dollar coinage of the preceding several decades, the 1841 Philadelphia Mint half has survived in fair numbers. Mint State examples, however, are scarce. This issue seems to be particularly subject to weak strikes, and collectors are urged to seek a sharper example.

Three obverse dies were paired with a like number of reverses for a total of five known die marriages. The only one of particular interest features a repunched date that is attributed by NGC under its VarietyPlus Service (WB-102, VP-001). Two collars were employed, these having reed counts of 146 and 148, respectively.