1803 50C Large 3 AU55+

CERTIFICATION#: 16374837
PCGS#: 6066

Owner's Comments

O.103

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: 1803 Half Dollars are found with either a Large or a Small 3 in the date.  The most noticeable difference between the two varieties is the thickness and shape of the top bar and serif of the 3's.  The Large 3 is a fairly common variety and appears to be roughly five times more common than the Small 3 variety.

The 1803 Large 3 Half Dollar is extremely rare in Mint State, with only five examples certified thus far by PCGS (as of February 2012).  The finest example certified by PCGS is a single MS-64.

Diameter: 32.50 millimeters Designer: Robert Scot Edge: Lettered: FIFTY CENTS OR HALF A DOLLAR
Mintage: 188,234 Weight: 13.50 grams Metal Content: 89.2% Silver, 10.8% Copper
2
150
1
4
210
2
45+
3,150
50+
5,350
53+
6,500
55+
8,700
1
58+
13,500
60
18,500
62
34,500
2
63+
80,000

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 1,000 R-5.0 9 / 13 12 / 16
60 or Better 6 R-9.7 8 / 13 TIE 10 / 16 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 13 1 / 16

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS64 PCGS grade  
2 MS63 PCGS grade   Eliasberg - Bowers & Merena 4/1997:1678 - American Numismatic Rarities 8/2006:559, $115,000
2 MS63 PCGS grade  
2 MS63 PCGS grade  
5 MS62 PCGS grade