1796 50C 15 Stars VF20

CERTIFICATION#: -24971
PCGS#: 6057

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. O-101 Ex. Cogan (1883) Sold by Bowers & Ruddy Nov '79 Price realized $22000

Expert Comments

Don Willis: Mintage for the 15 stars is estimated at 569 while mintage for the 16 stars variety is estimated at 365. However, both seem to appear equally as often at auction. There was only a single AU58 for several years, which I owned multiple times. Another AU58 appeared on the market in 2008 which was sold by Heritage. There are at most a hand full of mint state examples. This is one of the most beautiful and short lived designs.

Diameter: 32.50 millimeters Designer: Robert Scot/John Eckstein Edge: Lettered: FIFTY CENTS OR HALF A DOLLAR
Mintage: 934 Weight: 13.48 grams Metal Content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 75 R-8.2 2 / 3 3 / 16
60 or Better 5 R-9.7 3 / 3 10 / 16 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 3 1 / 16

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS64 PCGS grade  
2 MS63 PCGS grade  
2 MS63 PCGS grade  
4 MS62 estimated grade  
4 MS62 estimated grade