1805/4 50C (Regular Strike)

Series: Draped Bust Half Dollars 1796-1807

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

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OVERDATE DETAIL

OVERDATE DETAIL

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

PCGS #:
6070
Designer:
Robert Scot
Edge:
Lettered: FIFTY CENTS OR HALF A DOLLAR
Diameter:
32.50 millimeters
Weight:
13.50 grams
Mintage:
211,722
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
89.2% Silver, 10.8% Copper
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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 500 R-6.0 5 / 13 8 / 16
60 or Better 3 R-9.8 6 / 13 TIE 7 / 16 TIE
65 or Better 2 R-9.9 2 / 13 4 / 16
Survival Estimate
All Grades 500
60 or Better 3
65 or Better 2
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-6.0
60 or Better R-9.8
65 or Better R-9.9
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 5 / 13
60 or Better 6 / 13 TIE
65 or Better 2 / 13
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 8 / 16
60 or Better 7 / 16 TIE
65 or Better 4 / 16

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade

Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 4/1997:1681, $82,500 - Heritage 8/1998:6598, $103,500 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack’s/Bowers & Sotheby’s 5/2015:1109, $111,625

1 MS65 PCGS grade
3 MS64 estimated grade

"Colonel" E.H.R. Green Collection - Partnership of Eric P. Newman & Burdette G. Johnson (St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.) - Eric P. Newman, who paid $40 - Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society, Part II - Heritage 11/2013:33423, $152,750 - Heritage 8/2014:5583, $152,945

4 MS62 PCGS grade

Stack's 3/1998:487, $33,000 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part II - Heritage 10/2014:98462, $70,500

5 AU58+ PCGS grade AU58+ PCGS grade

“Earlyhalves” Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

6 AU58 PCGS grade AU58 PCGS grade

Dale Friend Collection

6 AU58 PCGS grade
6 AU58 PCGS grade
9 AU55 PCGS grade
9 AU55 PCGS grade
#1 MS65 PCGS grade

Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 4/1997:1681, $82,500 - Heritage 8/1998:6598, $103,500 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack’s/Bowers & Sotheby’s 5/2015:1109, $111,625

#1 MS65 PCGS grade
#3 MS64 estimated grade

"Colonel" E.H.R. Green Collection - Partnership of Eric P. Newman & Burdette G. Johnson (St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.) - Eric P. Newman, who paid $40 - Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society, Part II - Heritage 11/2013:33423, $152,750 - Heritage 8/2014:5583, $152,945

#4 MS62 PCGS grade

Stack's 3/1998:487, $33,000 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part II - Heritage 10/2014:98462, $70,500

AU58+ PCGS grade #5 AU58+ PCGS grade

“Earlyhalves” Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

AU58 PCGS grade #6 AU58 PCGS grade

Dale Friend Collection

#6 AU58 PCGS grade
#6 AU58 PCGS grade
#9 AU55 PCGS grade
#9 AU55 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

Actually, there were two different 1805/4 overdated dies, both of which have 4's clearly visible beneath the 5, even to the naked eye. Apparently, dies were prepared in 1804 for an anticipated coinage of half dollars which never materialized. Thus, in 1805, the engravers took the two leftover 1804 dies and punched a 5 over the 4.

All of the 1805/4 Half Dollars are scarce and at least one of the die varieties (O-103) is rare (and its die states are even rarer still).

Based on the PCGS Population Report, the 1805/4 overdated half dollar is approximately two to three times as rare as the normal 1805 half dollar. Mint State examples of both types are exceedingly rare and the finest examples certified by PCGS thus far (as of May 2011) are a pair of MS65 examples.