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1824 50C (Regular Strike)

Series: Capped Bust Half Dollars 1807-1839

PCGS MS68

PCGS MS68

1824 Date Comparison

1824 Date Comparison

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS #:
6137
Designer:
John Reich
Edge:
Lettered: FIFTY CENTS OR HALF A DOLLAR
Diameter:
32.50 millimeters
Weight:
13.50 grams
Mintage:
3,504,954
Metal:
89.2% Silver, 10.8% Copper
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Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 7,000 R-3.6 64 / 72 TIE 68 / 78 TIE
60 or Better 300 R-6.4 56 / 72 TIE 60 / 78 TIE
65 or Better 210 R-6.9 61 / 72 66 / 78
Survival Estimate
All Grades 7,000
60 or Better 300
65 or Better 210
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-3.6
60 or Better R-6.4
65 or Better R-6.9
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 64 / 72 TIE
60 or Better 56 / 72 TIE
65 or Better 61 / 72
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 68 / 78 TIE
60 or Better 60 / 78 TIE
65 or Better 66 / 78

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade PCGS #6137 (MS)     68

Simpson Collection

2 MS67 estimated grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 estimated grade
10 MS65 PCGS grade MS65 PCGS grade
PCGS #6137 (MS)     68 #1 MS68 PCGS grade

Simpson Collection

#2 MS67 estimated grade
#3 MS66 PCGS grade
#3 MS66 PCGS grade
#3 MS66 PCGS grade
#3 MS66 PCGS grade
#3 MS66 PCGS grade
#3 MS66 PCGS grade
#3 MS66 estimated grade
MS65 PCGS grade #10 MS65 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

1824 Half Dollars are found with a "normal" date and different overdates (1824/1, 1824/4, and 1924 over various overdates). As a date, the 1824 Half Dollar is relatively common, with over 1,300 graded by PCGS alone (as of June 2011). The "normal" date is the most common of the 1824 varieties -- by far -- with over 900 graded by PCGS in all grades. In Mint State, the 1824 "normal" date is available in a variety of grades, most usually MS-64. As expected, Gems are quite rare. The finest example certified by PCGS is an amazing MS-68, one of only two Capped Bust, Lettered Edge Half Dollars to have received that grade at PCGS since the company's inception in 1986 (that beauty is illustrated above)!