1817 50C (Regular Strike)

Series: Capped Bust Half Dollars 1807-1839

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

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PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS #:
6109
Designer:
John Reich
Edge:
Lettered: FIFTY CENTS OR HALF A DOLLAR
Diameter:
32.50 millimeters
Weight:
13.50 grams
Mintage:
1,215,567
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 3,000 R-4.4 46 / 72 TIE 49 / 78 TIE
60 or Better 100 R-8.0 40 / 72 TIE 43 / 78 TIE
65 or Better 12 R-9.5 41 / 72 TIE 42 / 78 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 3,000
60 or Better 100
65 or Better 12
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.4
60 or Better R-8.0
65 or Better R-9.5
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 46 / 72 TIE
60 or Better 40 / 72 TIE
65 or Better 41 / 72 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 49 / 78 TIE
60 or Better 43 / 78 TIE
65 or Better 42 / 78 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2007:968, $25,300 - Duffy Collection - Heritage 7/2008:1679, $32,200 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 9/2015:2023, $64,625 - Dr. Charles Link Collection

2 MS66 PCGS grade

George H. Earle Collection - Henry Chapman 6/1912 - John H. Clapp Collection, sold intact in 1942 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 4/1997:1745 - Sheridan Downey FPL 12/1997, not sold - David Akers, sold privately at the 2002 American Numismatic Association convention - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 9/2015:2024, $58,750

2 MS66 PCGS grade

George H. Earle Collection - Henry Chapman 6/1912 - John H. Clapp Collection, sold intact in 1942 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 4/1997:1739, $4,840 - Heritage 7/2003:7409 - Stuart Levine, sold privately - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 9/2015:2022, $25,850

2 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade

Good River Collection - Superior 5/2006:567, $29,900

5 MS65 PCGS grade  
	PCGS #6109 (MS) 65

George H. Earle Collection - Henry Chapman 6/1912 - John H. Clapp Collection, sold intact in 1942 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 4/1997:1740, $18,700 - Joseph C. Thomas Collection - Heritage 4/2009:2417, $27,600

5 MS65 PCGS grade

New England Museum - Stack's/Bowers 5/2013:342, $14,100 - Heritage 1/2014:4412, $17,625 - Dr. Charles Link Collection

5 MS65 PCGS grade
5 MS65 PCGS grade
5 MS65 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2007:968, $25,300 - Duffy Collection - Heritage 7/2008:1679, $32,200 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 9/2015:2023, $64,625 - Dr. Charles Link Collection

#2 MS66 PCGS grade

George H. Earle Collection - Henry Chapman 6/1912 - John H. Clapp Collection, sold intact in 1942 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 4/1997:1745 - Sheridan Downey FPL 12/1997, not sold - David Akers, sold privately at the 2002 American Numismatic Association convention - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 9/2015:2024, $58,750

#2 MS66 PCGS grade

George H. Earle Collection - Henry Chapman 6/1912 - John H. Clapp Collection, sold intact in 1942 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 4/1997:1739, $4,840 - Heritage 7/2003:7409 - Stuart Levine, sold privately - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 9/2015:2022, $25,850

MS66 PCGS grade #2 MS66 PCGS grade

Good River Collection - Superior 5/2006:567, $29,900

 
	PCGS #6109 (MS) 65 
#5 MS65 PCGS grade

George H. Earle Collection - Henry Chapman 6/1912 - John H. Clapp Collection, sold intact in 1942 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 4/1997:1740, $18,700 - Joseph C. Thomas Collection - Heritage 4/2009:2417, $27,600

#5 MS65 PCGS grade

New England Museum - Stack's/Bowers 5/2013:342, $14,100 - Heritage 1/2014:4412, $17,625 - Dr. Charles Link Collection

#5 MS65 PCGS grade
#5 MS65 PCGS grade
#5 MS65 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

In 1817, the U.S. Mint produced over 1.2 million Half Dollars. Among those, researchers have identified thirteen different die varieties, including two overdates (1817/3 and the exceedingly rare 1817/4) and one with a so-called "Punctuated Date" (actually a die chip between the 1 and the 7). This date is plentiful in most grades, though Mint State examples are scarce to rare, a fact exascerbated by the popularity of the series and the wide distribution of known examples. At the top end, the best example rates MS67. All of the coins in the PCGS CoinFacts Condition Census are MS65 or better.