1808/7 50C (Regular Strike)

Series: Capped Bust Half Dollars 1807-1839

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

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CLOSEUP OF OVERDATE

CLOSEUP OF OVERDATE

PCGS MS64+

PCGS MS64+

PCGS #:
6091
Designer:
John Reich
Edge:
Lettered: FIFTY CENTS OR HALF A DOLLAR
Diameter:
32.50 millimeters
Weight:
13.50 grams
Mintage:
1,368,600
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
89.2% Silver, 10.8% Copper
Major Varieties

Die Varieties

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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 1,200 R-4.9 34 / 72 TIE 36 / 78 TIE
60 or Better 30 R-8.9 22 / 72 TIE 23 / 78 TIE
65 or Better 4 R-9.8 19 / 72 TIE 20 / 78 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 1,200
60 or Better 30
65 or Better 4
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.9
60 or Better R-8.9
65 or Better R-9.8
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 34 / 72 TIE
60 or Better 22 / 72 TIE
65 or Better 19 / 72 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 36 / 78 TIE
60 or Better 23 / 78 TIE
65 or Better 20 / 78 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade

Richard Burdick, sold privately in 10/2006 - D. Brent Pogue Collection

2 MS65 PCGS grade
3 MS64+ PCGS grade

Dr. Charles Link Collection

4 MS64 PCGS grade

Heritage 8/2011:7144, $12,650

4 MS64 PCGS grade

Dr. Charles Link Collection

4 MS64 PCGS grade
4 MS64 PCGS grade
4 MS64 PCGS grade
4 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 $7.50 - Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society - Heritage 11/2013:33437, $21,150

4 MS64 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade

Richard Burdick, sold privately in 10/2006 - D. Brent Pogue Collection

#2 MS65 PCGS grade
#3 MS64+ PCGS grade

Dr. Charles Link Collection

#4 MS64 PCGS grade

Heritage 8/2011:7144, $12,650

#4 MS64 PCGS grade

Dr. Charles Link Collection

#4 MS64 PCGS grade
#4 MS64 PCGS grade
#4 MS64 PCGS grade
#4 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 $7.50 - Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society - Heritage 11/2013:33437, $21,150

#4 MS64 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

In 1808, mint employees took an old, unused die from 1807, punched an 8 over the 7, and began striking coins. The result is Overton 101, the only overdated die variety of 1808. The overdate is clearly visible, with the serif of the 7 visible on the left side of the top of the final 8; the horizontal bar and diagonal stem of the 7 can be seen inside the 8.

This is a common variety that can be found in nice condition up to, and including, MS65. The PCGS CoinFacts Condition Census of the ten best examples of this date includes nine examples that are MS64 or better, with MS65 being the best available grade.