1811 50C Large 8 MS65

CERTIFICATION#: 16374716
PCGS#: 6096

Owner's Comments

O.104

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: 1811 Half Dollar are found with two different date sizes: Large 8 and Small 8.  The Small 8 appears on all Capped Bust Half Dollars from 1807-1810; the Large 8 became the norm from 1811 on.  Two Overton varieties qualify as Large 8s: O-103 and O-104.  Both varieties are fairly easily obtained.

As of August 2011, PCGS listed 358 Large 8 1811 Half Dollars in their Population Report, of which nearly 100 are Uncirculated. The typical Mint State grade is MS63, followed by MS62.  The finest examples certified by PCGS are a pair of MS66s.

Gordon Wrubel: Quickfinder Notes: The 8 on the Large 8 50C appears to be slightly LARGER than the adjacent 1s. The SHAPE of the 8 is more of a "ball on ball" type. On the Small 8 variety, the 8 is SMALLER than the adjacent 1s. The graded populations of both varieties are fairly close as are the Mint State populations. As of this writing, the Large 8 shows two graded MS-66 at the top and four in MS-65. The Small Date has one MS-67, one MS-66 and one MS-65.

Diameter: 32.50 millimeters Designer: John Reich Edge: Lettered: FIFTY CENTS OR HALF A DOLLAR
Mintage: 1,203,644 Weight: 13.50 grams Metal Content: 89.2% Silver, 10.8% Copper
4
82
45+
525
50+
1,050
53+
1,250
55+
1,500
58+
1,950
60
2,450
8
61
2,850
8
62+
3,950
63+
6,000
64+
9,750
2
65+
32,500

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 2,500 R-4.5 44 / 72 TIE 47 / 78 TIE
60 or Better 150 R-7.5 47 / 72 TIE 50 / 78 TIE
65 or Better 6 R-9.7 30 / 72 TIE 31 / 78 TIE

Condition Census

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