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1846 50C Tall Date (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Seated Half Dollars 1839-1891

PCGS MS65+

PCGS MS65+

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DATE COMPARISON

DATE COMPARISON

PCGS MS64+

PCGS MS64+

PCGS #:
6252
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 375 R-6.2 10 / 66 TIE 21 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 25 R-9.0 17 / 66 TIE 29 / 126 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 66 1 / 126
Survival Estimate
All Grades 375
60 or Better 25
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-6.2
60 or Better R-9.0
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 10 / 66 TIE
60 or Better 17 / 66 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 66
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 21 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 29 / 126 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 126

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 estimated grade

"Colonel" E.H.R. Green - Green Estate - Partnership of Eric P. Newman & B.G. Johnson (St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.) - Eric P. Newman, who paid $6.00 - Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society - Heritage 11/2013:33471, $47,000

3 MS65+ PCGS grade PCGS #6252 (MS)     65
4 MS64 PCGS grade
4 MS64 PCGS grade
4 MS64 PCGS grade
4 MS64 PCGS grade
4 MS64 PCGS grade
4 MS64 estimated grade
10 MS63 PCGS grade PCGS #6252 (MS)     63

Stack's 6/1999:2222 -
Stack's 10/2006:1138 -
Dick Osburn Collection -
Stack's-Bowers 8/2011:7023, not sold
 

#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 estimated grade

"Colonel" E.H.R. Green - Green Estate - Partnership of Eric P. Newman & B.G. Johnson (St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.) - Eric P. Newman, who paid $6.00 - Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society - Heritage 11/2013:33471, $47,000

PCGS #6252 (MS)     65 #3 MS65+ PCGS grade
#4 MS64 PCGS grade
#4 MS64 PCGS grade
#4 MS64 PCGS grade
#4 MS64 PCGS grade
#4 MS64 PCGS grade
#4 MS64 estimated grade
PCGS #6252 (MS)     63 #10 MS63 PCGS grade

Stack's 6/1999:2222 -
Stack's 10/2006:1138 -
Dick Osburn Collection -
Stack's-Bowers 8/2011:7023, not sold
 

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 loo, and the 4, which is shaped quite differently on both.