1830 50C Small 0 MS65+

CERTIFICATION#: 25009114
PCGS#: 6156

Owner's Comments

O.106 R2. CAC. Finest Known. "The C in 50 C has a split tail on this plentiful variety, leading to positive attribution from that diagnostic feature. This Gem is finer than any example recorded in Steve Herrman's auction analysis of early half dollar varieties where he lists a single MS65 that appeared in a December 1997 auction and wasn't certified. The fourth edition of the Overton reference lists two higher grade pieces that may or may not be any finer than this lovely Gem. Both sides are fully detailed with frosty luster and delicate golden toning. Population: 22 in 65 (2 in 65+), 5 finer (6/13)," per heritage cataloger. Obtained from Heritage Auction Platinum Night #1188 on August 9, 2013, Lot 5635.

Expert Comments

Diameter: 32.50 millimeters Designer: John Reich Edge: Lettered: FIFTY CENTS OR HALF A DOLLAR
Mintage: 4,764,800 Weight: 13.50 grams Metal Content: 89.2% Silver, 10.8% Copper
3
40
4
62
6
45+
285
50+
420
53+
525
55+
700
58+
1,200
1
62+
1,800
66+
31,500

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 10,000 R-3.0 69 / 72 TIE 75 / 78 TIE
60 or Better 600 R-5.8 64 / 72 TIE 69 / 78 TIE
65 or Better 20 R-9.1 49 / 72 TIE 53 / 78 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
2 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS66 PCGS grade