1820 50C Sq. 2, Lg Date, No Knob (Regular Strike)

Series: Capped Bust Half Dollars 1807-1839

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

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DATE COMPARISON

DATE COMPARISON

PCGS MS65+

PCGS MS65+

PCGS #:
6123
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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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 7 R-9.6 36 / 72 TIE 37 / 78 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 1,000
60 or Better 20
65 or Better 7
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-5.0
60 or Better R-9.1
65 or Better R-9.6
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 24 / 72 TIE
60 or Better 15 / 72 TIE
65 or Better 36 / 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 37 / 78 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS65+ PCGS grade
2 MS65 PCGS grade MS65 PCGS grade

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2 MS65 PCGS grade
4 MS64 estimated grade
4 MS64 estimated grade
6 MS63 PCGS grade MS63 PCGS grade
6 MS63 PCGS grade
8 MS62 PCGS grade MS62 PCGS grade
8 MS62 PCGS grade PCGS #39569 (MS)     62
8 MS62 estimated grade
#1 MS65+ PCGS grade
MS65 PCGS grade #2 MS65 PCGS grade

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#2 MS65 PCGS grade
#4 MS64 estimated grade
#4 MS64 estimated grade
MS63 PCGS grade #6 MS63 PCGS grade
#6 MS63 PCGS grade
MS62 PCGS grade #8 MS62 PCGS grade
PCGS #39569 (MS)     62 #8 MS62 PCGS grade
#8 MS62 estimated grade
Ron Guth:

Several interesting varieties comprise the 1820 Half Dollars, determined by the base of the 2, whether the 2 ends in a point or a knob, whether the coin is an overdate, and whether the date is small or large. The result is five major varieties in some combination of the preceding, plus quite a few individual die varieties that require closer examination. The subject of this discussion, the 1820 Square 2, Large Date, No Knob, is pretty self-explanatory: the base of the 2 is flat (or squared) instead of curving, the date is Large (requires comparison to determine the correct size), and the top of the 2 ends in a point instead of a knob. In terms of surviving examples, this major variety appears to be the second rarest of the five, though it should be pointed out that the populations of all five are fairly close. Mint State examples of all five varieties are scarce to rare, and the 1820 Square 2, Large Date, No Knob is no exception. As of the April 2012 PCGS Population Report, PCGS had certified only 18 Mint State examples, the finest of which is a single PCGS MS66.