Coins Certified as of 1/22

My Coin #-32375

1831 50C PR64

PCGS#: 6210

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Ex. Chapman; Allenburger; Mehl Sale (1948) Sold by David Akers Numismatics May '98 Price realized $46200

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The 1831 Half Dollar is extremely rare in Proof condition.  In recent years, four demonstrably different examples have been confirmed.  Older auction citations refer to additional pieces but those coins have either not been examined by experts in recent years or they may be one of the examples known today.  Unfortunbately, there is no way to confirm the connection.  Heritage sold the finest known example (a PCGS PR65) at auction in April 2013 for $79,312.50. 

Of the four known 1831 Half Dollar Proofs, three are of the Overton-103 variety, and one is of the Overton-108 variety.

Diameter: 32.50 millimeters Designer: John Reich Edge: Lettered: FIFTY CENTS OR HALF A DOLLAR
Mintage: 8 Weight: 13.50 grams Metal Content: 89.2% Silver, 10.8% Copper

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR65 PCGS grade Overton-103.  Heritage 4/25/2013:4268, $79,312.50
2 PR64PCGS grade   Overton-103.  Paramount "Auction '79", lot 155 - Bowers & Merena, 8/1999:196
3 PR63 estimated grade  

Overton-103.  Samuel H. Chapman, as part of a complete proof set (one of only two complete sets known to him) - Dr. C.A. Allenburger Collection - B. Max Mehl 3/1948:871, %58.50 - John Jay Pittman Collection - David Akers 5/1998:1495, $46,200 - American Numismatic Rarities 12/2003:707 (as NGC PR65), not sold - Heritage 1/2006:3188, $69,000 - Greensboro Collection - Heritage 1/2013:5636, $70,500

3 PR63 estimated grade