1846 50C Medium Date AU55

PCGS#: 6251

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Sold by B. Max Mehl Jun '41 price realized $3.15

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: Half Dollars of 1846 feature two different date logotypes: Medium Date and Tall Date.  The differences between the two are obvious when the coins are placed side-by-side, but to attribute a single coin, you will need the aid of the attribution image above.  The clearest difference is on the 1 of the date, which is tall and slender on the Tall Date, the 6, whose top ball is widely separated from the bottom loop, and the 4, which is shaped quite differently on both.


Diameter: 30.00 millimeters Designer: Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 2,210,000 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 900 R-5.2 48 / 66 TIE 78 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 60 R-8.4 38 / 66 TIE 62 / 126 TIE
65 or Better 3 R-9.8 13 / 66 TIE 18 / 126 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade  
1 MS65 PCGS grade  
3 MS64 PCGS grade  
3 MS64 PCGS grade  
3 MS64 PCGS grade