1812 50C Overton 105a (Regular Strike)

Series: Capped Bust Half Dollars 1807-1839

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

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PCGS MS63

PCGS MS63

PCGS MS63

PCGS MS63

PCGS #:
39450
Designer:
John Reich
Edge:
Lettered: FIFTY CENTS OR HALF A DOLLAR
Diameter:
32.50 millimeters
Weight:
13.50 grams
Mintage:
1,628,059
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
89.2% Silver, 10.8% Copper
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Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66+ PCGS grade

Douglas L. Noblet Collection - Bowers & Merena 1/1999:22, $9,775 - Goldbergs 9/1999:1286, $14,375 - Goldbergs 2/2000:921, $11,787 - Goldbergs 6/2002:2254, $10,925 - Heritage 1/2006:3183, $16,100 - Dr. Charles Link Collection 

2 MS65 PCGS grade
4 MS65 estimated grade

William H. Woodin Collection - John H. Clapp Collection, sold intact in 1942 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 4/1997:1721, $6,875 - Bowers & Merena 11/2001:4049, $??? - Bowers & Merena 10/2005:5554, $9,200

5 MS65 estimated grade

Heritage 4/2008:1032, $9,775 - Heritage 3/2009:1942, $10,925 - Heritage 7/2009:1571, $10,350

5 MS65 estimated grade
6 MS65 estimated grade
#1 MS66+ PCGS grade

Douglas L. Noblet Collection - Bowers & Merena 1/1999:22, $9,775 - Goldbergs 9/1999:1286, $14,375 - Goldbergs 2/2000:921, $11,787 - Goldbergs 6/2002:2254, $10,925 - Heritage 1/2006:3183, $16,100 - Dr. Charles Link Collection 

#2 MS65 PCGS grade
#4 MS65 estimated grade

William H. Woodin Collection - John H. Clapp Collection, sold intact in 1942 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 4/1997:1721, $6,875 - Bowers & Merena 11/2001:4049, $??? - Bowers & Merena 10/2005:5554, $9,200

#5 MS65 estimated grade

Heritage 4/2008:1032, $9,775 - Heritage 3/2009:1942, $10,925 - Heritage 7/2009:1571, $10,350

#5 MS65 estimated grade
#6 MS65 estimated grade
Ron Guth:

Overton 105 and Overton 105a of 1812 are fairly common varieties that can be found in high grades. The "a" designation represents a later die state with clashmarks beneath and right of enter of the reverse scroll and several obverse die cracks, including one that connects the tip of the bust with the first two stars.

We know of at least seven different Mint State examples of O-105 and O-105a combined, though several of them have appeared at auction more than once in recent years, giving the false impression that they are much more common as Uncs. The best example is the former Doug Noblet O-105a which was once in an ICG MS67 holder but which is now a PCGS MS66.