1834 50C Large Date, Large Letters (Regular Strike)

Series: Capped Bust Half Dollars 1807-1839

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

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LARGE VS SMALL DATE

LARGE VS SMALL DATE

LARGE VS SMALL LETTERS

LARGE VS SMALL LETTERS

PCGS #:
6164
Designer:
John Reich
Edge:
Lettered: FIFTY CENTS OR HALF A DOLLAR
Diameter:
32.50 millimeters
Weight:
13.50 grams
Mintage:
6,412,004
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 7,000 R-3.6 64 / 72 TIE 68 / 78 TIE
60 or Better 500 R-6.0 62 / 72 TIE 67 / 78 TIE
65 or Better 10 R-9.5 41 / 72 TIE 42 / 78 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 7,000
60 or Better 500
65 or Better 10
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-3.6
60 or Better R-6.0
65 or Better R-9.5
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 64 / 72 TIE
60 or Better 62 / 72 TIE
65 or Better 41 / 72 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 68 / 78 TIE
60 or Better 67 / 78 TIE
65 or Better 42 / 78 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade

Wayte Raymond, sold privately on 5/14/1946 for $2.50 - Richard Burdick, sold privately - John Jay Pittman Collection, Part II - David Akers 5/1998:1503, $14,300 - D. Brent Pogue Collection, Part III - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 2/2016:3080, $16,450

1 MS66 PCGS grade

Stack's/Bowers 2/2019:1069, not sold - Dr. Charles Link Collection

1 MS66 estimated grade
1 MS66 estimated grade
1 MS66 estimated grade
1 MS66 estimated grade
8 MS65+ PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2014:4462, $18,213 - Dr. Charles Link Collection

8 MS65+ PCGS grade  
	MS65 PCGS grade

Coins That Look Gem Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

8 MS65 PCGS grade
8 MS65 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade

Wayte Raymond, sold privately on 5/14/1946 for $2.50 - Richard Burdick, sold privately - John Jay Pittman Collection, Part II - David Akers 5/1998:1503, $14,300 - D. Brent Pogue Collection, Part III - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 2/2016:3080, $16,450

#1 MS66 PCGS grade

Stack's/Bowers 2/2019:1069, not sold - Dr. Charles Link Collection

#1 MS66 estimated grade
#1 MS66 estimated grade
#1 MS66 estimated grade
#1 MS66 estimated grade
#8 MS65+ PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2014:4462, $18,213 - Dr. Charles Link Collection

 
	MS65 PCGS grade 
#8 MS65+ PCGS grade

Coins That Look Gem Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

#8 MS65 PCGS grade
#8 MS65 PCGS grade
Gordon Wrubel: Quickfinder Notes: The 1834 Large Date, Large Letter variety (Overton #101,102,103) uses the same design elements of the previous year. In mid year, engraver William Kneass redesigned the obverse master die, as well as the number, letter and star punches. This produced the transitional Large Date, Small Letters varieties (Overton 104 through 108) and later the the Small Date, Small Letter varieties. The Large Date can be determined by the 1 and the 4 which are TALLER than the 8 and 3. The date is also CLOSE to the denticles below it. On the Large Letter reverse, the letters are close together and close to the rim. The center stroke of the E in STATES terminates in a VERTICAL bar. On the Small Letter reverse the center stroke of the E in STATES is TRIANGULAR.

The Large Date, Large Letter and the Small Date, Small Letter varieties outnumber the Large Date, Small Letter by a factor of 2 to 1 in terms of total number of coins graded and Mint State specimens graded. But none of the three can be considered scarce, even in Mint State condition. Many examples of all three varieties exist in MS-65 condition. But, as of December, 2013, each can boast no more than 1 or 2 specimens graded 66 or 67.