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1842 50C Medium Date (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Seated Half Dollars 1839-1891

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

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PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

PCGS #:
6239
Designer:
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
13.36 grams
Mintage:
2,012,764
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 1,200 R-4.9 53 / 66 TIE 90 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 80 R-8.2 44 / 66 TIE 71 / 126 TIE
65 or Better 3 R-9.8 13 / 66 TIE 18 / 126 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 1,200
60 or Better 80
65 or Better 3
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.9
60 or Better R-8.2
65 or Better R-9.8
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 53 / 66 TIE
60 or Better 44 / 66 TIE
65 or Better 13 / 66 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 90 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 71 / 126 TIE
65 or Better 18 / 126 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade

Steve Contursi - Oliver Jung Collection - American Numismatic Rarities 7/2004:66, $16,100 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30484, $25,850

2 MS65 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2017:4347, $5,640

2 MS65 PCGS grade
2 MS65 PCGS grade
2 MS65 estimated grade
6 MS64 PCGS grade
6 MS64 PCGS grade
6 MS64 PCGS grade
6 MS64 PCGS grade
6 MS64 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade

Steve Contursi - Oliver Jung Collection - American Numismatic Rarities 7/2004:66, $16,100 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30484, $25,850

#2 MS65 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2017:4347, $5,640

#2 MS65 PCGS grade
#2 MS65 PCGS grade
#2 MS65 estimated grade
#6 MS64 PCGS grade
#6 MS64 PCGS grade
#6 MS64 PCGS grade
#6 MS64 PCGS grade
#6 MS64 PCGS grade
Gordon Wrubel: Quickfinder Notes: The Medium Date comes with the Rev of 1842. It is easily distinguished by the crossbar of the 4 which ends in a CROSSLET. The Small Date used much smaller numeral punches with a PLAIN end to the crossbar of the 4. The Medium Date is about two and a half times more common than the Small Date.