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1844-O 50C Doubled Date (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Seated Half Dollars 1839-1891

PCGS MS61

PCGS MS61

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Doubled Date Detail

Doubled Date Detail

PCGS AU55

PCGS AU55

PCGS #:
6247
Designer:
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
13.36 grams
Mintage:
2,005,000
Mint:
New Orleans
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
Current Auctions - NGC Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - PCGS Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 400 R-6.2 10 / 66 TIE 21 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 4 R-9.8 4 / 66 TIE 7 / 126 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 66 1 / 126
Survival Estimate
All Grades 400
60 or Better 4
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-6.2
60 or Better R-9.8
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 10 / 66 TIE
60 or Better 4 / 66 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 66
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 21 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 7 / 126 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 126

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS64 PCGS grade
2 MS63 PCGS grade
3 AU58 PCGS grade
4 AU55 PCGS grade

American Numismatic Rarities 8/2006:612, not sold

4 AU55 PCGS grade
4 AU55 PCGS grade
7 AU53 estimated grade
7 AU53 estimated grade
7 AU53 estimated grade
10 AU50 PCGS grade
#1 MS64 PCGS grade
#2 MS63 PCGS grade
#3 AU58 PCGS grade
#4 AU55 PCGS grade

American Numismatic Rarities 8/2006:612, not sold

#4 AU55 PCGS grade
#4 AU55 PCGS grade
#7 AU53 estimated grade
#7 AU53 estimated grade
#7 AU53 estimated grade
#10 AU50 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1844-O Half Dollar is one of the most dramatic engraving errors of the entire type. When creating the die, the engraver placed the date way too high in the die, embedding the top of the date deep in the base upon which Miss Liberty sits. After replacing the date, no effort seems to have been made to efface the original date, which shows u clearly in the field between the date and the base.

Most of the known examples are in circulated condition. According to the PCGS Population Reports (as of March 2012), PCGS has certified only two Mint State examples -- the finest of which is a single PCGS MS-64.