1837 50C Reeded Edge (Regular Strike)

Series: Capped Bust Half Dollars 1807-1839

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

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PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS #:
6176
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
13.36 grams
Mintage:
3,629,820
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% 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 9,000 R-3.2 2 / 2 73 / 78 TIE
60 or Better 600 R-5.8 2 / 2 69 / 78 TIE
65 or Better 35 R-8.8 2 / 2 63 / 78
Survival Estimate
All Grades 9,000
60 or Better 600
65 or Better 35
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-3.2
60 or Better R-5.8
65 or Better R-8.8
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 2 / 2
60 or Better 2 / 2
65 or Better 2 / 2
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 73 / 78 TIE
60 or Better 69 / 78 TIE
65 or Better 63 / 78

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade

Knoxville Collection - The Mint (Jay Parrino) Fixed Price List 6/2003 - Oliver Jung Collection - American Numismatic Rarities 7/2004:63 (as PCGS MS67), $62,100

1 MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 8/2006:5236, $103,500 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 5/2016:4004, $111,625

3 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 7/2009:1118 - Bowers & Merena 11/2009:917 - Larry Hanks, sold privately in 3/2010 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 5/2016:4003, $32,900 - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 8/2017:2097, $30,550

3 MS66 PCGS grade

Highland Collection - Stack's/Bowers 2/2015:1665, $14,100 - Heritage 6/2015:3963, $17,625 - Heritage 6/2016:4525, $21,150

3 MS66 PCGS grade

Douglas C. Kaselitz Collection - Stack's/Bowers 7/2015:5174, $38,187.50

3 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 estimated grade

Bowers & Merena 8/1995:139, not sold - Foxfire Collection - Heritage 4/2015:5082, $70,500

#1 MS67 PCGS grade

Knoxville Collection - The Mint (Jay Parrino) Fixed Price List 6/2003 - Oliver Jung Collection - American Numismatic Rarities 7/2004:63 (as PCGS MS67), $62,100

#1 MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 8/2006:5236, $103,500 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 5/2016:4004, $111,625

#3 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 7/2009:1118 - Bowers & Merena 11/2009:917 - Larry Hanks, sold privately in 3/2010 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 5/2016:4003, $32,900 - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 8/2017:2097, $30,550

#3 MS66 PCGS grade

Highland Collection - Stack's/Bowers 2/2015:1665, $14,100 - Heritage 6/2015:3963, $17,625 - Heritage 6/2016:4525, $21,150

#3 MS66 PCGS grade

Douglas C. Kaselitz Collection - Stack's/Bowers 7/2015:5174, $38,187.50

#3 MS66 PCGS grade
#3 MS66 PCGS grade
#3 MS66 PCGS grade
#3 MS66 PCGS grade
#3 MS66 estimated grade

Bowers & Merena 8/1995:139, not sold - Foxfire Collection - Heritage 4/2015:5082, $70,500

Ron Guth:

The 1837 Half Dollar is a relatively common coin and it is the most available date of the Capped Bust Reeded Edge type (if one goes only by mintage). However, it is the only common date of the "50 Cents" sub-type. The quality of surviving 1837 Half Dollars is rather high and the PCGS CoinFacts Condition Census is filled with MS66 examples. Unfortunately, the Reeded Edge Half Dollars have been in a sort of limbo for many years. They were left out of Overton's study of Half Dollar varieties from 1794-1836 and no one paid much attention to them except as type coins. That all changed in 2012 when Dick Graham published "A Registry of Die Varieties of Reeded Edge Half Dollars." Mr. Graham identified 25 different die varieties of the 1837 Half Dollars, some of which turned out to be quite rare. In the intervening years, more and more collectors have embraced this date and the challenges presented by attempting to obtain each of the different die varieties.

As far as quality goes, one of the finest 1837 Half Dollars is the D. Brent Pogue example that sold in May 2016 as a PCGS MS67 for a record price of $111,625.