Coins Certified as of 11/24

My Coin #26813366

1807 50C Large Stars MS62

PCGS#: 6088

Owner's Comments


Expert Comments

Ron Guth: In 1807, John Reich introduced a new design for the Half Dollar, featuring a draped bust of Liberty facing left, and a more naturally-appearing, heraldic eagle on the reverse (though one wonders how natural it is for an eagle to hold items in its talons and wear a shield on its breast!). The new design came in two versions: Large Obverse Stars and Small Obverse Stars.  The Large Stars version is approximately five times less common than the Small Stars version, based on the PCGS Population Report.

High grade examples of the 1807 Large Stars Half Dollar are very scarce.  The PCGS Condition Census starts at AU58 and goes up to MS65.  The majority of Mint State examples grade MS62 and MS63.


Diameter: 32.50 millimeters Designer: John Reich Edge: Lettered: FIFTY CENTS OR HALF A DOLLAR
Mintage: 750,500 Weight: 13.50 grams Metal Content: 89.2% Silver, 10.8% Copper

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 450 R-6.1 9 / 72 10 / 78
60 or Better 6 R-9.7 1 / 72 TIE 2 / 78 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 72 1 / 78

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2010:2112, $149,500 - D. Brent Pogue Collection

2 MS65 PCGS grade

"Colonel" E.H.R. Green Collection - Partnership of Eric P. Newman & B.G. Johnson (St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.) - Eric P. Newman, who paid $10 - Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society - Heritage 11/2013:33436, $152,750

3 MS63 PCGS grade  
3 MS63 PCGS grade  
3 MS63 PCGS grade