1817 50C MS65

CERTIFICATION#: 25366421
PCGS#: 6109

Owner's Comments

O.113 R2.

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: In 1817, the U.S. Mint produced over 1.2 million Half Dollars.  Among those, researchers have identified thirteen different die varieties, including two overdates (1817/3 and the exceedingly rare 1817/4) and one with a so-called "Punctuated Date" (actually a die chip between the 1 and the 7).  This date is plentiful in most grades, though Mint State examples are scarce to rare, a fact exascerbated by the popularity of the series and the wide distribution of known examples.  At the top end, the best examples rate MS66. All of the coins in the PCGS CoinFacts Condition Census are MS65 or better.

Diameter: 32.50 millimeters Designer: John Reich Edge: Lettered: FIFTY CENTS OR HALF A DOLLAR
Mintage: 1,215,567 Weight: 13.50 grams Metal Content: 89.2% Silver, 10.8% Copper
45+
400
50+
770
53+
1,000
55+
1,450
58+
2,150
60
2,750
1
62+
4,100
63+
5,500
64+
9,500
3

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 3,000 R-4.4 46 / 72 TIE 49 / 78 TIE
60 or Better 100 R-8.0 40 / 72 TIE 43 / 78 TIE
65 or Better 12 R-9.5 41 / 72 TIE 42 / 78 TIE

Condition Census

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

George H. Earle Collection - Henry Chapman 6/1912 - John H. Clapp Collection, sold intact in 1942 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 4/1997:1740, $18,700 - Joseph C. Thomas Collection - Heritage 4/2009:2417, $27,600

3 MS65 PCGS grade

New England Museum - Stack's/Bowers 5/2013:342, $14,100

3 MS65 PCGS grade  

Heritage 1/2014:4412, $17,625