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1846 50C Medium Date (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Seated Half Dollars 1839-1891

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

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DATE COMPARISON

DATE COMPARISON

PCGS MS63

PCGS MS63

PCGS #:
6251
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
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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 900 R-5.2 48 / 66 TIE 78 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 60 R-8.4 38 / 66 TIE 62 / 126 TIE
65 or Better 3 R-9.8 13 / 66 TIE 18 / 126 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 900
60 or Better 60
65 or Better 3
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-5.2
60 or Better R-8.4
65 or Better R-9.8
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 48 / 66 TIE
60 or Better 38 / 66 TIE
65 or Better 13 / 66 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 78 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 62 / 126 TIE
65 or Better 18 / 126 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade

American Numismatic Rarities 6/2006:1488, $8,050

1 MS65 PCGS grade
3 MS64 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2009:2859 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 10/2014:98481, $4,112.50

3 MS64 PCGS grade
3 MS64 PCGS grade
3 MS64 PCGS grade
3 MS64 PCGS grade
8 MS63 PCGS grade
8 MS63 PCGS grade
8 MS63 PCGS grade
#1 MS65 PCGS grade

American Numismatic Rarities 6/2006:1488, $8,050

#1 MS65 PCGS grade
#3 MS64 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2009:2859 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 10/2014:98481, $4,112.50

#3 MS64 PCGS grade
#3 MS64 PCGS grade
#3 MS64 PCGS grade
#3 MS64 PCGS grade
#8 MS63 PCGS grade
#8 MS63 PCGS grade
#8 MS63 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

Half Dollars of 1846 feature two different date logotypes: Medium Date and Tall Date. The differences between the two are obvious when the coins are placed side-by-side, but to attribute a single coin, you will need the aid of the attribution image above. The clearest difference is on the 1 of the date, which is tall and slender on the Tall Date, the 6, whose top ball is widely separated from the bottom loop, and the 4, which is shaped quite differently on both.