1831 50C (Proof)

Series: Capped Bust Half Dollars 1817-1839

PCGS PR65

PCGS PR65

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PCGS #:
6210
Designer:
John Reich
Edge:
Lettered: FIFTY CENTS OR HALF A DOLLAR
Diameter:
32.50 millimeters
Weight:
13.50 grams
Mintage:
8
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
89.2% Silver, 10.8% Copper
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
Current Auctions - NGC Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - PCGS Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - NGC Graded

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 PR65 PCGS grade

Overton-103.  Heritage 4/25/2013:4268, $79,312.50

2 PR64PCGS grade

Overton-103.  Paramount "Auction '79", lot 155 - Bowers & Merena, 8/1999:196

3 PR63 estimated grade

Overton-103.  Samuel H. Chapman, as part of a complete proof set (one of only two complete sets known to him) - Dr. C.A. Allenburger Collection - B. Max Mehl 3/1948:871, %58.50 - John Jay Pittman Collection - David Akers 5/1998:1495, $46,200 - American Numismatic Rarities 12/2003:707 (as NGC PR65), not sold - Heritage 1/2006:3188, $69,000 - Greensboro Collection - Heritage 1/2013:5636, $70,500

3 PR63 estimated grade
#1 PR65 PCGS grade

Overton-103.  Heritage 4/25/2013:4268, $79,312.50

#2 PR64PCGS grade

Overton-103.  Paramount "Auction '79", lot 155 - Bowers & Merena, 8/1999:196

#3 PR63 estimated grade

Overton-103.  Samuel H. Chapman, as part of a complete proof set (one of only two complete sets known to him) - Dr. C.A. Allenburger Collection - B. Max Mehl 3/1948:871, %58.50 - John Jay Pittman Collection - David Akers 5/1998:1495, $46,200 - American Numismatic Rarities 12/2003:707 (as NGC PR65), not sold - Heritage 1/2006:3188, $69,000 - Greensboro Collection - Heritage 1/2013:5636, $70,500

#3 PR63 estimated grade
Ron Guth:

The 1831 Half Dollar is extremely rare in Proof condition. In recent years, four demonstrably different examples have been confirmed. Older auction citations refer to additional pieces but those coins have either not been examined by experts in recent years or they may be one of the examples known today. Unfortunbately, there is no way to confirm the connection. Heritage sold the finest known example (a PCGS PR65) at auction in April 2013 for $79,312.50.

Of the four known 1831 Half Dollar Proofs, three are of the Overton-103 variety, and one is of the Overton-108 variety.