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1846 50C 6/Horizontal 6 (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Seated Half Dollars 1839-1891

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

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DATE DETAIL

DATE DETAIL

PCGS MS63

PCGS MS63

PCGS #:
6254
Designer:
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
13.36 grams
Mintage:
2,210,000
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

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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 350 R-6.3 9 / 66 19 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 10 R-9.5 10 / 66 TIE 15 / 126 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 66 1 / 126
Survival Estimate
All Grades 350
60 or Better 10
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-6.3
60 or Better R-9.5
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 9 / 66
60 or Better 10 / 66 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 66
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 19 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 15 / 126 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 126

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS64 estimated grade
2 MS63 PCGS grade

John C. Mills Collection -
S.H. & H. Chapman 4/1904 -
J.M. Clapp -
Clapp Estate -
Louis Eliasberg Collection -
Bowers & Merena 4/1997:1934 -
Dick Osburn Collection -
Stack's/Bowers 8/2011:7021, $8,913

2 MS63 PCGS grade
2 MS63 estimated grade
2 MS63 estimated grade
6 MS62 PCGS grade

Oliver Collection - Heritage 8/2011:7163, $7,762.50

6 MS62 PCGS grade
6 MS62 PCGS grade
6 MS62 PCGS grade
6 MS62 estimated grade
#1 MS64 estimated grade
#2 MS63 PCGS grade

John C. Mills Collection -
S.H. & H. Chapman 4/1904 -
J.M. Clapp -
Clapp Estate -
Louis Eliasberg Collection -
Bowers & Merena 4/1997:1934 -
Dick Osburn Collection -
Stack's/Bowers 8/2011:7021, $8,913

#2 MS63 PCGS grade
#2 MS63 estimated grade
#2 MS63 estimated grade
#6 MS62 PCGS grade

Oliver Collection - Heritage 8/2011:7163, $7,762.50

#6 MS62 PCGS grade
#6 MS62 PCGS grade
#6 MS62 PCGS grade
#6 MS62 estimated grade
Ron Guth:

This is a great "eyeball" variety that is very easy to identify. As the engraver was working on the die, he first punched in the three digit "184" logotype. When he punched in the 6 as the fourth and final digit, it was turned 90 degrees in a clockwise direction. Upon discovering the error, the engraver simply turned the punch to the proper position, then pounded away, obliterating most (but not all) of the underlying digit.

Of the three major varieties for this year (Medium Date, Tall Date, and 6 over Horizontal 6), this is the most difficult to find. Mint State examples are very rare. As of July 2011, PCGS had certified 44 examples, 7 of which were Mint State. PCGS has not graded any 1846 6 over Horizontal 6 Half Dollars above MS-63.