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1
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5
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6
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Coins Certified as of 8/30

My Coin #-32317

1807 50C Large Stars 50/20 MS62

CERTIFICATION#: -32317
PCGS#: 6086

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Ex. Raymond Sale Sold by David Akers Numismatics May '98 Price realized $7150

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: This is one of the great "oops" varieties of the early 1800s.  On this reverse, the engraver started punching the denomination into the die, but made the mistake of picking up a punch for a 2 instead of a 5.  Once the error was noticed, the engraver punched a 5 over the 2, but traces of the 2 remained under the 5.  The undertype can be seen even on coins in grades as low as Good. 

The 50/20 variety is slightly scarce, but can be found in most circulated and even Mint State grades.  The PCGS CoinFacts Condition Census includes coins ranging from MS64 to MS66.

Diameter: 32.50 millimeters Designer: John Reich Edge: Lettered: FIFTY CENTS OR HALF A DOLLAR
Mintage: 750,500 Weight: 13.50 grams Metal Content: 89.2% Silver, 10.8% Copper
45+
1,850
50+
2,650
53+
3,200
55+
4,200
1
58+
6,500
62+
10,500
1
63+
16,000

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 40 R-8.7 29 / 72 TIE 30 / 78 TIE
65 or Better 1 R-10.0 1 / 72 TIE 1 / 78 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 estimated grade  
2 MS65 PCGS grade Dale Friend Collection
2 MS65 PCGS grade

Possibly acquired by Cornelius Vermeule or Cornelius Vermeule Jr., before 1950 - Cornelius Vermeule III Collection -
Stack's 11/2001):228, $41,400 (this sale was originally planned for 9/2011 in New York, but was cancelled because of the attack on the World Trade Center) - D. Brent Pogue Collection

2 MS65 PCGS grade  
5 MS64 PCGS grade

Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 4/1997:1699, $6,600 - Dr. Charles Link Collection