1841 50C (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Seated Half Dollars 1839-1891

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

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PCGS MS62

PCGS MS62

PCGS AU58

PCGS AU58

PCGS #:
6236
Designer:
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
13.36 grams
Mintage:
310,000
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 500 R-6.0 19 / 66 TIE 36 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 35 R-8.8 21 / 66 TIE 37 / 126 TIE
65 or Better 1 R-10.0 1 / 66 TIE 1 / 126 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 500
60 or Better 35
65 or Better 1
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-6.0
60 or Better R-8.8
65 or Better R-10.0
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 19 / 66 TIE
60 or Better 21 / 66 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 66 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 36 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 37 / 126 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 126 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade
2 MS64+ estimated grade

Dick Osburn Collection -
Stack's-Bowers 8/2011:7006

3 MS64 PCGS grade
3 MS64 PCGS grade
3 MS64 PCGS grade
3 MS64 PCGS grade
3 MS64 PCGS grade
3 MS64 PCGS grade
3 MS64 estimated grade
3 MS64 estimated grade
#1 MS65 PCGS grade
#2 MS64+ estimated grade

Dick Osburn Collection -
Stack's-Bowers 8/2011:7006

#3 MS64 PCGS grade
#3 MS64 PCGS grade
#3 MS64 PCGS grade
#3 MS64 PCGS grade
#3 MS64 PCGS grade
#3 MS64 PCGS grade
#3 MS64 estimated grade
#3 MS64 estimated grade
Ron Guth:

The 1841 Half Dollar has a fairly low mintage of only 310,000 coins, but it is easy to obtain in most grades. Nearly two dozen Mint State examples are known and the Condition Census includes coins from MS64 to MS65. The best coin is a single PCGS MS65 which last appeared on the market in 2004. It wasn't in the Eugene Gardner collection, which contained the best of the best, so we wonder 1) when it will reappear and 2) how much it is worth in today's market.