1844 50C (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Seated Half Dollars 1839-1891

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

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PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

PCGS #:
6245
Designer:
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
13.36 grams
Mintage:
1,766,000
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 1,000 R-5.0 50 / 66 TIE 81 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 90 R-8.1 47 / 66 TIE 77 / 126 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 66 1 / 126
Survival Estimate
All Grades 1,000
60 or Better 90
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-5.0
60 or Better R-8.1
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 50 / 66 TIE
60 or Better 47 / 66 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 66
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 81 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 77 / 126 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 126

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS64 PCGS grade
1 MS64 PCGS grade
1 MS64 PCGS grade
1 MS64 PCGS grade
1 MS64 PCGS grade
1 MS64 PCGS grade
1 MS64 PCGS grade
1 MS64 PCGS grade
1 MS64 PCGS grade
1 MS64 PCGS grade
#1 MS64 PCGS grade
#1 MS64 PCGS grade
#1 MS64 PCGS grade
#1 MS64 PCGS grade
#1 MS64 PCGS grade
#1 MS64 PCGS grade
#1 MS64 PCGS grade
#1 MS64 PCGS grade
#1 MS64 PCGS grade
#1 MS64 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1844 Half Dollar is one of the more common dates from the 1840s, though it is not as common as the 1840 Reverse of 1839 or the 1843. Mint State examples are scarce, not plentiful, and the typical grades are MS-63 and MS-64. Surprisingly, this is one of only two dates from the 1840s where PCGS has not certified an example in MS-65 or better condition (the 1845 is the other). Most examples are well struck; some show spidery cracks connecting some of the letters in the legends on the reverse.