1824 50C AU53

CERTIFICATION#: 14922226
PCGS#: 6137

Owner's Comments

Overton 111.Sharply struck.Very light blue peripheral toning on the obverse.Purchased from Sheridan Downey at the 2009 ANA.

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: 1824 Half Dollars are found with a "normal" date and different overdates (1824/1, 1824/4, and 1924 over various overdates). As a date, the 1824 Half Dollar is relatively common, with over 1,300 graded by PCGS alone (as of June 2011).  The "normal" date is the most common of the 1824 varieties -- by far -- with over 900 graded by PCGS in all grades.  In Mint State, the 1824 "normal" date is available in a variety of grades, most usually MS-64.  As expected, Gems are quite rare.  The finest example certified by PCGS is an amazing MS-68, one of only two Capped Bust, Lettered Edge Half Dollars to have received that grade at PCGS since the company's inception in 1986 (that beauty is illustrated above)!

Diameter: 32.50 millimeters Designer: John Reich Edge: Lettered: FIFTY CENTS OR HALF A DOLLAR
Mintage: 3,504,954 Weight: 13.50 grams Metal Content: 89.2% Silver, 10.8% Copper
1
50
2
45
1
3
40
1
50+
420
53+
520
1
55+
675
62+
1,800
1
63+
2,850
65+
18,000
66+
32,500
1
68
85,250
1

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 7,000 R-3.6 64 / 72 TIE 68 / 78 TIE
60 or Better 300 R-6.4 56 / 72 TIE 60 / 78 TIE
65 or Better 210 R-6.9 61 / 72 66 / 78

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade Simpson Collection
2 MS67 estimated grade  
3 MS66 PCGS grade  
3 MS66 PCGS grade  
3 MS66 PCGS grade