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Coins Certified as of 5/3

My Coin #-52505

1842 50C Medium Date MS66

CERTIFICATION#: -52505
PCGS#: 6239

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Sold by Bowers & Merena Apr '97 price realized $9,350. Lot #1923.

Expert Comments

Gordon Wrubel: Quickfinder Notes: The Medium Date comes with the Rev of 1842. It is easily distinguished by the crossbar of the 4 which ends in a CROSSLET. The Small Date used much smaller numeral punches with a PLAIN end to the crossbar of the 4. The Medium Date is about two and a half times more common than the Small Date.

Diameter: 30.00 millimeters Designer: Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 2,012,764 Weight: 13.36 grams Metal Content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper
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Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 1,200 R-4.9 53 / 66 TIE 90 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 80 R-8.2 44 / 66 TIE 71 / 126 TIE
65 or Better 3 R-9.8 13 / 66 TIE 18 / 126 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS65 PCGS grade  
2 MS65 PCGS grade  
2 MS65 estimated grade  
5 MS64 PCGS grade