1835 50C MS65

CERTIFICATION#: 25377340
PCGS#: 6168

Owner's Comments

O.109 R2. CAC. "A large mintage of 5.3 million Capped Bust half dollars was accomplished in 1835, with 10 die varieties known for the date. The date on this coin is in a straight line and the right side of I in PLURIBUS is under the left side of the second T in STATES, identifying the O-109 variety. Attractive shades of golden-brown and lavender-gray toning blanket both sides of this delightful Gem, with vibrant mint luster underneath. The design elements are sharply detailed, except for the usual flatness on the stars and some letters in the motto on the reverse, where some drawing lines or die striations prevent complete detail. No mentionable distractions are evident and eye appeal is outstanding. Stephen Herrman's list of auction appearances lists a single representative of the O-109 in MS65, with three finer coins, one of which appears twice in the listing," per Heritage cataloger. Only three coins graded MS65 at PCGS and one finer (Eliasberg 67+). Obtained from Heritage Galleries' US Coin Signature Auction #1191 on November 1, 2013, Lot 3615.

Expert Comments

Diameter: 32.50 millimeters Designer: John Reich Edge: Lettered: FIFTY CENTS OR HALF A DOLLAR
Mintage: 5,352,006 Weight: 13.50 grams Metal Content: 89.2% Silver, 10.8% Copper
4
62
6
66
3
8
78
4
15
110
11
45+
285
50+
420
53+
520
55+
675
58+
1,100
1
62+
1,800
63+
2,700
65+
1
67+
57,500
1

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 6,000 R-3.8 60 / 72 TIE 64 / 78 TIE
60 or Better 275 R-6.5 55 / 72 59 / 78
65 or Better 9 R-9.6 36 / 72 TIE 37 / 78 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
2 MS66 estimated grade  
3 MS65 PCGS grade  
3 MS65 PCGS grade  
3 MS65 estimated grade