Ron Guth: The 1850 Half Cent has a mintage similar to that of the 1849, but is actually slightly scarcer in terms of the number of examples that have been certified by PCGS. Likewise, Mint State examples are less abundant, with most appearing in the MS-63 grade. In terms of technical condition, the finest example is a PCGS MS-6BN, though the MS64RD might be more valuable. Very few 1850 Half Cents have enough original color to qualify for the Red-Brown designation. Full Red examples are exceedingly rare.