1820 50C No Serifs (Regular Strike)

Series: Capped Bust Half Dollars 1807-1839

PCGS MS65+

PCGS MS65+

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CLOSEUP OF MISSING SERIFS

CLOSEUP OF MISSING SERIFS

PCGS MS62

PCGS MS62

PCGS #:
6124
Designer:
John Reich
Edge:
Lettered: FIFTY CENTS OR HALF A DOLLAR
Diameter:
32.50 millimeters
Weight:
13.50 grams
Mintage:
751,122
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
89.2% Silver, 10.8% Copper
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Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS65+ PCGS grade

Kaufman Collection - Heritage 4/2009:2423, $46,000

2 MS62 PCGS grade MS62 PCGS grade
3 AU58 PCGS grade AU58 PCGS grade

Frederick Collection - Heritage 4/2010:3028, $29,900

4 AU55 PCGS grade

Charlton Meyer Collection - Sheridan Downey 7/2008, $12,099 - sold at private treaty 4/2010 for $19,000

5 XF40 PCGS grade
6 VF35 PCGS grade
6 VF35 PCGS grade
8 VF30 PCGS grade
9 VF25 PCGS grade
9 VF25 PCGS grade
#1 MS65+ PCGS grade

Kaufman Collection - Heritage 4/2009:2423, $46,000

MS62 PCGS grade #2 MS62 PCGS grade
AU58 PCGS grade #3 AU58 PCGS grade

Frederick Collection - Heritage 4/2010:3028, $29,900

#4 AU55 PCGS grade

Charlton Meyer Collection - Sheridan Downey 7/2008, $12,099 - sold at private treaty 4/2010 for $19,000

#5 XF40 PCGS grade
#6 VF35 PCGS grade
#6 VF35 PCGS grade
#8 VF30 PCGS grade
#9 VF25 PCGS grade
#9 VF25 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1820 No Serifs Half Dollar is a very rare variety that lacks any trace of a serif on the uprights of each of the E's in the legend on the reverse (the E of E PLURIBUS UNUM is excepted because that was part of the hub and not an individual punch). Only one variety, Overton 107, represents the No Serifs variety. All examples are rare, but Mint State examples are especially so. According to the PCGS Condition Census, the only Mint State 1820 No Serifs Half Dollars known to exist are a PCGS MS62 and a much superior PCGS MS-65.