1843 50C MS64

CERTIFICATION#: -39314
PCGS#: 6243

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Sold by B. Max Mehl Jun '41 price realized $3.6

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The 1843 Half Dollar is a common coin with the largest mintage of the series since the series began in 1839 (in fact, the mintage would not be exceeded until 1854).  Circulated examples are plentiful and even Mint State coins can be found with ease.  The PCGS CoinFacts Condition Census starts at MS60 and goes to MS65. However, the finest example is the monster NGC MS67* from the Eric Newman and Eugene Gardner collections.

Diameter: 30.00 millimeters Designer: Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 3,844,000 Weight: 13.36 grams Metal Content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper
1
36
1
2
27
3
51
1
4
47
6
51
12
74
1
15
80
3
20
100
6
45+
230
50+
355
53+
415
55+
485
58+
640
62+
1,125
63+
1,800
65+
18,500
66
27,500

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 1,400 R-4.8 57 / 66 TIE 99 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 90 R-8.1 47 / 66 TIE 77 / 126 TIE
65 or Better 2 R-9.9 9 / 66 TIE 12 / 126 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66+ estimated grade  

Col. E.H.R. Green - Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society

2 MS65 PCGS grade Heritage 8/2011:7162, $16,100
2 MS65 PCGS grade  
2 MS65 PCGS grade  
2 MS65 estimated grade