3
1
0
7
0
5
6
3
Coins Certified as of 9/4

My Coin #16374833

1797 50C AU50

CERTIFICATION#: 16374833
PCGS#: 6060

Owner's Comments

O.101a

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
18,800
2
35
105,000
2
45+
140,000
50+
157,500
53
175,000
2
53+
182,500
55+
205,000
58
220,000
2
58+
225,000
60
250,000
61
260,000
62
280,000
0
62+
290,000
1
64
500,000
1
65
-
0
65+
1,300,000
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 / 16
60 or Better 3 R-9.8 2 / 3 7 / 16 TIE
65 or Better 1 R-10.0 1 / 3 TIE 1 / 16 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade

Virgil Brand Collection - Burdette G. Johnson - Judge Arthur F. Curtis Collection - French’s, sold privately circa 1951 - Abraham Hepner Collection, sold privately by his heir, Mrs. Singer, in 10/1968 - Lelan  Rogers Collection - Stack’s “Numisma ‘95” 11/1995:1251, $517,000 -  Foxfire Collection (Claude E. Davis, MD), sold privately (as an entire collection) on 10/5/2004 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack’s/Bowers & Sotheby’s 5/2015:1103, $1,527,500

2 MS65+ PCGS grade

Stack’s “Baldenhofer” 11/1955:676 - Norweb Collection - Bowers & Merena 11/1988:3027, $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 - Oliver Jung Collection - Heritage 8/2014:5582, $1,292,500

3 MS64 PCGS grade

Byron Reed Collection - Western Heritage Museum - Spink America & Christie's 10/1996:25, $176,000 - Heritage 4/2015:5071, $493,500

4 MS63 PCGS grade  

F.C.C. Boyd - Numismatic Gallery 4/1945:62 - Kagin 9/1972:78 - Kagin 1/1975:134 - Kagin 8/1977:1394 - Kagin 8/1987:1220 - Superior Galleries “A. Bernard Shore Collection” 1/1988:1732 - Hagle Collection - Bowers & Merena 3/1989:288 - Superior 10/1990:3654 - Dr. George N. Polis Collection - Bowers & Merena 6/1991:1366 - Bowers & Merena 8/1998:182 - Superior 2/1999:859 - RARCOA FPL 12/2000 - James Swan Collection - American Numismatic Rarities 7/2004:60, $230,000 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30464, $282,000

4 MS63 estimated grade