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1842 50C RPD FS-301 WB-105 Medium Date (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Seated Half Dollars 1839-1891

PCGS MS61

PCGS MS61

PCGS AU55

PCGS AU55

PCGS AU55

PCGS AU55

PCGS #:
413710
Designer:
N/A
Edge:
N/A
Diameter:
N/A
Weight:
N/A
Mintage:
2,012,764
Mint:
N/A
Metal:
N/A
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Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS64 estimated grade

Col. E.H.R. Green - Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society

#1 MS64 estimated grade

Col. E.H.R. Green - Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society

Ron Guth:

The 1842 FS-301 Half Dollar is a particular repunched date with strong doubling at the base of the 8 and 4. Less visible is the doubling at the base of the 2. This variety commands a 20% premium over the normal 1842 Medium Date Half Dollar.

High grade examples are very elusive. The finest example appears to be the NGC MS65 from the Eric P. Newman Education Society collection (ex Col. E.H.R. Green).