1797 50C (Regular Strike)

Series: Draped Bust Half Dollars 1796-1807

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

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PCGS MS65+

PCGS MS65+

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

PCGS #:
6060
Designer:
Robert Scot/John Eckstein
Edge:
Lettered: FIFTY CENTS OR HALF A DOLLAR
Diameter:
32.50 millimeters
Weight:
13.48 grams
Mintage:
2,984
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 175 R-7.2 3 / 3 4 / 16
60 or Better 3 R-9.8 2 / 3 7 / 16 TIE
65 or Better 1 R-10.0 1 / 3 TIE 1 / 16 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 175
60 or Better 3
65 or Better 1
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-7.2
60 or Better R-9.8
65 or Better R-10.0
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 3 / 3
60 or Better 2 / 3
65 or Better 1 / 3 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 4 / 16
60 or Better 7 / 16 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 16 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade

Virgil Brand Collection - Burdette G. Johnson - Judge Arthur F. Curtis Collection - French’s, sold privately circa 1951 - Abraham Hepner Collection, sold privately by his heir, Mrs. Singer, in 10/1968 - Lelan  Rogers Collection - Stack’s “Numisma ‘95” 11/1995:1251, $517,000 -  Foxfire Collection (Claude E. Davis, MD), sold privately (as an entire collection) on 10/5/2004 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack’s/Bowers & Sotheby’s 5/2015:1103, $1,527,500

2 MS65+ PCGS grade  
	PCGS #6060 (MS) 65+

Stack’s “Baldenhofer” 11/1955:676 - Norweb Collection - Bowers & Merena 11/1988:3027, $220,000 - Haig Koshkarian Collection - American Numismatic Rarities 3/2004:76, $966,000 - Stack's 7/2008:4261, $1,380,000 - Trade Dollar Nut Collection - Oliver Jung Collection - Heritage 8/2014:5582, $1,292,500

3 MS64 PCGS grade

Byron Reed Collection - Western Heritage Museum - Spink America & Christie's 10/1996:25, $176,000 - Heritage 4/2015:5071, $493,500

4 MS63 PCGS grade

F.C.C. Boyd - Numismatic Gallery 4/1945:62 - Kagin 9/1972:78 - Kagin 1/1975:134 - Kagin 8/1977:1394 - Kagin 8/1987:1220 - Superior Galleries “A. Bernard Shore Collection” 1/1988:1732 - Hagle Collection - Bowers & Merena 3/1989:288 - Superior 10/1990:3654 - Dr. George N. Polis Collection - Bowers & Merena 6/1991:1366 - Bowers & Merena 8/1998:182 - Superior 2/1999:859 - RARCOA FPL 12/2000 - James Swan Collection - American Numismatic Rarities 7/2004:60, $230,000 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30464, $282,000

4 MS63 estimated grade
4 MS63 estimated grade
7 MS62+ PCGS grade  
	MS62+ PCGS grade

Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 4/1997:1675, $104,500 - High Desert Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

7 MS62 estimated grade
7 MS62 estimated grade
10 AU58 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade

Virgil Brand Collection - Burdette G. Johnson - Judge Arthur F. Curtis Collection - French’s, sold privately circa 1951 - Abraham Hepner Collection, sold privately by his heir, Mrs. Singer, in 10/1968 - Lelan  Rogers Collection - Stack’s “Numisma ‘95” 11/1995:1251, $517,000 -  Foxfire Collection (Claude E. Davis, MD), sold privately (as an entire collection) on 10/5/2004 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack’s/Bowers & Sotheby’s 5/2015:1103, $1,527,500

 
	PCGS #6060 (MS) 65+ 
#2 MS65+ PCGS grade

Stack’s “Baldenhofer” 11/1955:676 - Norweb Collection - Bowers & Merena 11/1988:3027, $220,000 - Haig Koshkarian Collection - American Numismatic Rarities 3/2004:76, $966,000 - Stack's 7/2008:4261, $1,380,000 - Trade Dollar Nut Collection - Oliver Jung Collection - Heritage 8/2014:5582, $1,292,500

#3 MS64 PCGS grade

Byron Reed Collection - Western Heritage Museum - Spink America & Christie's 10/1996:25, $176,000 - Heritage 4/2015:5071, $493,500

#4 MS63 PCGS grade

F.C.C. Boyd - Numismatic Gallery 4/1945:62 - Kagin 9/1972:78 - Kagin 1/1975:134 - Kagin 8/1977:1394 - Kagin 8/1987:1220 - Superior Galleries “A. Bernard Shore Collection” 1/1988:1732 - Hagle Collection - Bowers & Merena 3/1989:288 - Superior 10/1990:3654 - Dr. George N. Polis Collection - Bowers & Merena 6/1991:1366 - Bowers & Merena 8/1998:182 - Superior 2/1999:859 - RARCOA FPL 12/2000 - James Swan Collection - American Numismatic Rarities 7/2004:60, $230,000 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30464, $282,000

#4 MS63 estimated grade
#4 MS63 estimated grade
 
	MS62+ PCGS grade 
#7 MS62+ PCGS grade

Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 4/1997:1675, $104,500 - High Desert Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

#7 MS62 estimated grade
#7 MS62 estimated grade
#10 AU58 PCGS grade
David Hall:

Of the 2984 1797 half dollars minted, probably less than 200 survive today in all grades. There are two specimens that are truly superb examples, one graded MS66 by PCGS and another with an estimated grade in the MS65/66 range.

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