1850 1/2C, RB MS60RB

CERTIFICATION#: -38174
PCGS#: 1222

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Sold by B. Max Mehl Jun '41 price realized $1.65

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The 1850 Half Cent is one of the lower mintage issues of the Braided Hair type (only the 1857 has a lower mintage).  High grade examples are somewhat scarce, but obtainable.  However, 1850 Half Cents are scarce with significant amounts of original Mint Red.  Full Red examples are extremely 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 20 R-9.1 1 / 8 1 / 8
60 or Better 20 R-9.1 1 / 8 1 / 8
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 8 1 / 8

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS64RB PCGS grade   American Numismatic Rarities 7/2003:101, $1,150
2 MS63RB PCGS grade  
2 MS63RB PCGS grade  
2 MS63RB PCGS grade  
2 MS63RB estimated grade