1850 1/2C, BN MS62BN

PCGS#: 1221

Owner's Comments

PCGS grade. Ex. Allenburger; Mehl (1948) Sold by David Akers Numismatics Oct '97 Price realized $1100

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The 1850 Half Cent has a mintage similar to that of the 1849, but is actually slightly scarcer in terms of the number of examples that have been certified by PCGS.  Likewise, Mint State examples are less abundant, with most appearing in the MS-63 grade.  In terms of technical condition, the finest example is a PCGS MS-6BN, though the MS64RD might be more valuable.  Very few 1850 Half Cents have enough original color to qualify for the Red-Brown designation.  Full Red examples are exceedingly rare.

Diameter: 23.00 millimeters Designer: Christian Gobrecht Edge: Plain
Mintage: 39,800 Weight: 5.44 grams Metal Content: Copper

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 800 R-5.4 1 / 8 1 / 8
60 or Better 250 R-6.6 2 / 8 TIE 2 / 8 TIE
65 or Better 10 R-9.5 1 / 8 TIE 1 / 8 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65BN PCGS grade  
2 MS64BN PCGS grade
2 MS64BN PCGS grade
2 MS64BN PCGS grade
2 MS64BN PCGS grade