1842 50C Small Date, Rev of 1842 (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Seated Half Dollars 1839-1891

PCGS MS65+

PCGS MS65+

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PCGS #:
6240
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 500 R-6.0 19 / 66 TIE 36 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 40 R-8.7 25 / 66 TIE 42 / 126 TIE
65 or Better 2 R-9.9 9 / 66 TIE 12 / 126 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 500
60 or Better 40
65 or Better 2
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-6.0
60 or Better R-8.7
65 or Better R-9.9
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 19 / 66 TIE
60 or Better 25 / 66 TIE
65 or Better 9 / 66 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 36 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 42 / 126 TIE
65 or Better 12 / 126 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS65+ PCGS grade  
	MS65+ PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2015:3135, $25,850 - Heritage 1/2016:5368, not sold - Heritage 4/2016:4662, $12,925 - Heritage 11/2016:5282, $10,575

2 MS65 PCGS grade

David Schweitz, sold privately in 7/2008 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30485, $9,693.75

3 MS64 PCGS grade

Stack's/Bowers 8/2012:11445, not sold

3 MS64 PCGS grade
3 MS64 PCGS grade
3 MS64 PCGS grade
3 MS64 PCGS grade
3 MS64 PCGS grade
3 MS64 estimated grade

Heritage 4/2014:5600, $21,150 - Stack's/Bowers 8/2014:13097, withdrawn

 
	MS65+ PCGS grade 
#1 MS65+ PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2015:3135, $25,850 - Heritage 1/2016:5368, not sold - Heritage 4/2016:4662, $12,925 - Heritage 11/2016:5282, $10,575

#2 MS65 PCGS grade

David Schweitz, sold privately in 7/2008 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30485, $9,693.75

#3 MS64 PCGS grade

Stack's/Bowers 8/2012:11445, not sold

#3 MS64 PCGS grade
#3 MS64 PCGS grade
#3 MS64 PCGS grade
#3 MS64 PCGS grade
#3 MS64 PCGS grade
#3 MS64 estimated grade

Heritage 4/2014:5600, $21,150 - Stack's/Bowers 8/2014:13097, withdrawn

Gordon Wrubel: Quickfinder Notes: The Small Date variety is distinguished by the PLAIN ending to the crossbar on the 4. The Medium Date variety has larger numerals and the crossbar of the 4 ends in a CROSSLET. The Small Date is about two and a half times scarcer than the Medium Date. See coin #6241 for the extremely rare 1842 Small Date, Reverse of 1839.