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1843 50C (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 #:
6243
Designer:
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
13.36 grams
Mintage:
3,844,000
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 1,400 R-4.8 57 / 66 TIE 99 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 90 R-8.1 47 / 66 TIE 77 / 126 TIE
65 or Better 2 R-9.9 9 / 66 TIE 12 / 126 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 1,400
60 or Better 90
65 or Better 2
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.8
60 or Better R-8.1
65 or Better R-9.9
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 57 / 66 TIE
60 or Better 47 / 66 TIE
65 or Better 9 / 66 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 99 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 77 / 126 TIE
65 or Better 12 / 126 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66+ estimated grade

"Colonel" E.H.R. Green Collection - Partnership of Eric P. Newman & Burdette G. Johnson (St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.) - Eric P. Newman, who paid $6 - Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society - Heritage 11/2013:33468, $44,062.50 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 10/2014:98479, $38,187.50 - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 10/1/2015:38, not sold

2 MS65 PCGS grade  PCGS #6243 (MS)     65

Heritage 8/2011:7162, $16,100

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

"Colonel" E.H.R. Green Collection - Partnership of Eric P. Newman & Burdette G. Johnson (St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.) - Eric P. Newman, who paid $6 - Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society - Heritage 11/2013:33468, $44,062.50 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 10/2014:98479, $38,187.50 - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 10/1/2015:38, not sold

 PCGS #6243 (MS)     65 #2 MS65 PCGS grade

Heritage 8/2011:7162, $16,100

#2 MS65 PCGS grade
#2 MS65 PCGS grade
#2 MS65 estimated grade
#6 MS64+ PCGS grade
#7 MS64 PCGS grade
#7 MS64 PCGS grade
#7 MS64 PCGS grade
#7 MS64 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1843 Half Dollar is a common coin with the largest mintage of the series since the series began in 1839 (in fact, the mintage would not be exceeded until 1854). Circulated examples are plentiful and even Mint State coins can be found with ease. The PCGS CoinFacts Condition Census starts at MS60 and goes to MS65. However, the finest example is the monster NGC MS67* from the Eric Newman and Eugene Gardner collections.