1797 50C XF40

CERTIFICATION#: -24973
PCGS#: 6060

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. O-101 Ex. Randall Sold by Bowers & Ruddy Nov '79 Price realized $30000

Expert Comments

David Hall: Of the 2984 1797 half dollars minted, probably less than 200 survive today in all grades. There are two specimens that are truly superb examples, one graded MS66 by PCGS and another with an estimated grade in the MS65/66 range.

 

 

Diameter: 32.50 millimeters Designer: Robert Scot/John Eckstein Edge: Lettered: FIFTY CENTS OR HALF A DOLLAR
Mintage: 2,984 Weight: 13.48 grams Metal Content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper
1
15,000
2
35
105,000
2
45+
140,000
50+
157,500
53
175,000
2
53+
182,500
55+
220,000
58
245,000
2
58+
255,000
60
285,000
61
310,000
62
360,000
0
62+
380,000
1
64
675,000
1
65
-
0
65+
1,200,000
1

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 175 R-7.2 3 / 3 4 / 17
60 or Better 3 R-9.8 2 / 3 7 / 17 TIE
65 or Better 1 R-10.0 1 / 3 TIE 1 / 17 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS65+ PCGS grade

Stack’s “Baldenhofer” 11/1955:676 - Norweb Collection - Bowers & Merena 11/1988:3027 (as MS63 to MS65, prooflike), $220,000 - Haig Koshkarian Collection - American Numismatic Rarities 3/2004:76, $966,000 - Stack's 7/2008:4261, $1,380,000 - Trade Dollar Nut Collection

3 MS64 estimated grade  
4 MS63 PCGS grade  
4 MS63 estimated grade