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1819/8 50C Large 9 (Regular Strike)

Series: Capped Bust Half Dollars 1807-1839

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

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OVERDATE COMPARISON

OVERDATE COMPARISON

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS #:
6119
Designer:
John Reich
Edge:
Lettered: FIFTY CENTS OR HALF A DOLLAR
Diameter:
32.50 millimeters
Weight:
13.50 grams
Mintage:
2,208,000
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 1,200 R-4.9 34 / 72 TIE 36 / 78 TIE
60 or Better 35 R-8.8 27 / 72 TIE 28 / 78 TIE
65 or Better 6 R-9.7 30 / 72 TIE 31 / 78 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 1,200
60 or Better 35
65 or Better 6
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.9
60 or Better R-8.8
65 or Better R-9.7
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 34 / 72 TIE
60 or Better 27 / 72 TIE
65 or Better 30 / 72 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 36 / 78 TIE
60 or Better 28 / 78 TIE
65 or Better 31 / 78 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade

Jascha Heifetz Collection - Superior 10/1989:665, $24,200 - Heritage 5/2008:529, $28,750 - Richard Burdick, sold privately in 7/2008 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 9/2015:2030, $41,125 - Dr. Charles Link Collection

1 MS66 PCGS grade

Stuart Levine, sold privately at the Long Beach Coin and Currency Exposition in 2/2000 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 9/2015:2031, $41,125

3 MS65+ PCGS grade
4 MS65 PCGS grade MS65 PCGS grade

Dale Friend Collection

4 MS65 PCGS grade
4 MS65 PCGS grade

Heritage 10/2014:4759, $23,500

4 MS65 estimated grade
4 MS65 estimated grade
9 MS64 PCGS grade
9 MS64 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade

Jascha Heifetz Collection - Superior 10/1989:665, $24,200 - Heritage 5/2008:529, $28,750 - Richard Burdick, sold privately in 7/2008 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 9/2015:2030, $41,125 - Dr. Charles Link Collection

#1 MS66 PCGS grade

Stuart Levine, sold privately at the Long Beach Coin and Currency Exposition in 2/2000 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 9/2015:2031, $41,125

#3 MS65+ PCGS grade
MS65 PCGS grade #4 MS65 PCGS grade

Dale Friend Collection

#4 MS65 PCGS grade
#4 MS65 PCGS grade

Heritage 10/2014:4759, $23,500

#4 MS65 estimated grade
#4 MS65 estimated grade
#9 MS64 PCGS grade
#9 MS64 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

1819 Half Dollars can be found with a so-called normal date or as an 1819/8 overdate. The overdate varieties come in two distinct types: Small 9 and Large 9. In reality, the size difference is very slight. Actually, it is easier to tell the two types apart by the overdate itself. On the Small 9, the overdate is very clear and there are enough remnants of the underlying 8 to make an "eyeball" attribution. On the Large 9, the overdate is much less distinct and it appears primarily as a joining of the lower loop and the ball of the 9.

Five different die varieties comprise the Large 9 overdate (plus two recognized die states). Three of the varieties are common, one is rare, and the two die states are very scarce to very rare, thus it is worth going through the process of identifying the dies.

The Condition Census for the Large 9 Overdate runs from MS64 to MS66.