1808/7 50C Overton 101 (Regular Strike)

Series: Capped Bust Half Dollars 1807-1839

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

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PCGS MS64+

PCGS MS64+

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

PCGS #:
39378
Designer:
John Reich
Edge:
Lettered: FIFTY CENTS OR HALF A DOLLAR
Diameter:
32.50 millimeters
Weight:
13.50 grams
Mintage:
1,368,600
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
89.2% Silver, 10.8% Copper
Major Varieties

Die Varieties

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Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade

Richard Burdick, sold privately in 10/2006 - D. Brent Pogue Collection, Part II - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 9/2015:2004, $49,938 - Dr. Charles Link Collection

1 MS65 estimated grade
1 MS65 estimated grade
1 MS65 estimated grade
5 MS64+ PCGS grade  
	MS64+ PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2011:5545, $14,950 - Heritage 4/2012:5116, $13,800 - Dr. Charles Link Collection - Coins That Look Gem Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

6 MS64 PCGS grade

American Numismatic Rarities 7/2005:1153 - Rocky Top Collection of Bust Half Dollars - Heritage 2/2007:3369, $16,100 - Dr. Charles Link Collection

6 MS64 PCGS grade MS64 PCGS grade

Dale Friend Collection

6 MS64 PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2011:5142, $14,375 - Heritage 8/2011:7144, $12,650

6 MS64 PCGS grade

Legend Rare Coin Auctions 12/2016:289, $12,338 - Earlyhalves Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

6 MS64 PCGS grade

Heritage 10/2008:848 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part II - Heritage 10/2014:98464, $12,925 - Sheridan Downey MBS #41 8/2015:11

#1 MS66 PCGS grade

Richard Burdick, sold privately in 10/2006 - D. Brent Pogue Collection, Part II - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 9/2015:2004, $49,938 - Dr. Charles Link Collection

#1 MS65 estimated grade
#1 MS65 estimated grade
#1 MS65 estimated grade
 
	MS64+ PCGS grade 
#5 MS64+ PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2011:5545, $14,950 - Heritage 4/2012:5116, $13,800 - Dr. Charles Link Collection - Coins That Look Gem Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

#6 MS64 PCGS grade

American Numismatic Rarities 7/2005:1153 - Rocky Top Collection of Bust Half Dollars - Heritage 2/2007:3369, $16,100 - Dr. Charles Link Collection

MS64 PCGS grade #6 MS64 PCGS grade

Dale Friend Collection

#6 MS64 PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2011:5142, $14,375 - Heritage 8/2011:7144, $12,650

#6 MS64 PCGS grade

Legend Rare Coin Auctions 12/2016:289, $12,338 - Earlyhalves Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

#6 MS64 PCGS grade

Heritage 10/2008:848 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part II - Heritage 10/2014:98464, $12,925 - Sheridan Downey MBS #41 8/2015:11

Ron Guth:

In 1808, mint employees took an old, unused die from 1807, punched an 8 over the 7, and began striking coins. The result is Overton 101, the only overdated die variety of 1808. The overdate is clearly visible, with the serif of the 7 visible on the left side of the top of the final 8; the horizontal bar and diagonal stem of the 7 can be seen inside the 8.

This is a common variety that can be found in nice condition up to, and including, MS65. The PCGS CoinFacts Condition Census of the ten best examples of this date includes nine examples that are MS64 or better, with MS65 being the best available grade.