1814/3 50C (Regular Strike)

Series: Capped Bust Half Dollars 1807-1839

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

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OVERDATE DETAIL

OVERDATE DETAIL

PCGS MS64+

PCGS MS64+

PCGS #:
6106
Designer:
John Reich
Edge:
Lettered: FIFTY CENTS OR HALF A DOLLAR
Diameter:
32.50 millimeters
Weight:
13.50 grams
Mintage:
1,039,075
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
89.2% Silver, 10.8% Copper
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
Current Auctions - NGC Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - PCGS Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 1,000 R-5.0 24 / 72 TIE 25 / 78 TIE
60 or Better 20 R-9.1 15 / 72 TIE 16 / 78 TIE
65 or Better 3 R-9.8 19 / 72 TIE 20 / 78 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 1,000
60 or Better 20
65 or Better 3
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-5.0
60 or Better R-9.1
65 or Better R-9.8
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 24 / 72 TIE
60 or Better 15 / 72 TIE
65 or Better 19 / 72 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 25 / 78 TIE
60 or Better 16 / 78 TIE
65 or Better 20 / 78 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade
1 MS65 estimated grade

Heritage 7/2009:1115, $29,900 - Stack's 6/2010:478, $48,875

3 MS64+ PCGS grade

Alpine Numismatics (David Olmstead) fixed price list of 5/2008 - Heritage 7/2008:1677 - Richard Burdick (as agent?) - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 9/2015:2017, $32,900 - “Chicago” Collection

3 MS64+ PCGS grade
4 MS64 PCGS grade
4 MS64 PCGS grade
4 MS64 PCGS grade
4 MS64 estimated grade
4 MS64 estimated grade
10 MS63 PCGS grade MS63 PCGS grade
#1 MS65 PCGS grade
#1 MS65 estimated grade

Heritage 7/2009:1115, $29,900 - Stack's 6/2010:478, $48,875

#3 MS64+ PCGS grade

Alpine Numismatics (David Olmstead) fixed price list of 5/2008 - Heritage 7/2008:1677 - Richard Burdick (as agent?) - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 9/2015:2017, $32,900 - “Chicago” Collection

#3 MS64+ PCGS grade
#4 MS64 PCGS grade
#4 MS64 PCGS grade
#4 MS64 PCGS grade
#4 MS64 estimated grade
#4 MS64 estimated grade
MS63 PCGS grade #10 MS63 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1814/3 Overdate Half Dollar is a very popular issue and has been a significant part of the Bust Half Dollar series for decades. The overdate is very clear, consisting of the top bar of the 3 beneath the 4. This was done to save money by repurposing an old die instead of casting it aside and creeating a whole new one in the following year.

The 1814/3 Half Dollar comes in one variety with two distinct die states (O-101 and O-101a). There is no such thing as a perfect die 1814/3 Half Dollar, as they all show some degree of die-cracking and clashing. On the O-101a, the cracking becomes more evident and affects the bottom of the date. On the reverse, the die begins to take on a dished appearance and the denticles begin to merge with the tops of the letters of the legends.

There are at least a dozen Mint State examples of the 1814/3 Half Dollar. Most are them grade MS64 or lower. The finest example is a single NGC MS66 that sold for $48,875 in a 2010 auction.