1842-O 50C Medium Date, Rev 1842 MS64

CERTIFICATION#: -32387
PCGS#: 6242

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Ex. Walrath; Numismatic Gallery Sale (1948) Sold by David Akers Numismatics May '98 Price realized $12100

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The 1842-O Half Dollar, Medium Date, Reverse of 1842 has a fairly hefty mintage of 754,000 coins.  In most circulated grades, this date is very common.  At the MS60, the population drops off and the price jumps to approximately double that of a common date. Mint State examples, which are usually MS63 to MS64, are quite scarce.  The best example is a PCGS MS65 from the celebrated Eugene H. Gardner collection.

Diameter: 30.00 millimeters Designer: Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 754,000 Weight: 13.36 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 500 R-6.0 19 / 66 TIE 36 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 20 R-9.1 14 / 66 TIE 25 / 126 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 66 1 / 126

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade

Stewart Blay, sold privately in 3/2002 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30488, $28,200

1 MS65 estimated grade  
3 MS64+ PCGS grade
4 MS64 PCGS grade  
4 MS64 PCGS grade