1834 50C Lg Date, Small Letters MS65

CERTIFICATION#: 16374786
PCGS#: 6165

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

Gordon Wrubel: Quickfinder Notes: The Large Date, Small Letter variety (Overton #104 to 108) is a transitional issue which uses the previous year's obverse and a reverse sporting much smaller letter and numeral punches. On the Large Date obverse, the 1 and 4 are TALLER than the 8 and 3. The numerals are very close to the dentils below. Due to their size, Small Letter reverse has the words, as well as the letters, in the legend spaced APART and AWAY from the rim. Another diagnostic is that the center bar of the E in STATES ends in a TRIANGLE. On the Large Letter reverse, the center bar of the E ends in a VERTICAL BAR.

There are three major varieties of 1834: Large Date, Large Letter: Small Date, Small Letter; and Large Date, Small Letter. The first two outnumber the latter by a factor of 2-1 in total number graded and Mint State examples graded. But none of the three can be considered scarce. Each variety boasts many MS-65 examples. But as the December, 2013 population shows, each variety has only one or two in MS-66 or 67.

Diameter: 32.50 millimeters Designer: John Reich Edge: Lettered: FIFTY CENTS OR HALF A DOLLAR
Mintage: 6,412,004 Weight: 13.50 grams Metal Content: 89.2% Silver, 10.8% Copper
2
45
1
3
40
4
62
6
66
2
8
78
1
20
125
6
45+
285
50+
420
53+
525
55+
700
58+
1,200
60
1,300
62+
1,800
63+
2,700
2
64+
5,500
65+
18,500
1
67
55,000
1

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 3,000 R-4.4 46 / 72 TIE 49 / 78 TIE
60 or Better 160 R-7.4 50 / 72 53 / 78
65 or Better 15 R-9.3 45 / 72 TIE 48 / 78 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
2 MS65 PCGS grade Dale Friend Collection
2 MS65 PCGS grade
2 MS65 PCGS grade  
2 MS65 PCGS grade