1808/7 50C AU58 Certification #06660967, PCGS #6091

Expert Comments

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. 

Diameter
32.50 millimeters
Designer
John Reich
Edge
Lettered: FIFTY CENTS OR HALF A DOLLAR
Mintage
1368600
Weight
13.50 grams
Metal Content
89.2% Silver, 10.8% Copper
Region
The United States of America
Pop Higher
29
Pop Lower
367
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 1200 R-4.9 34 / 72 TIE 36 / 78 TIE
All Grades 30 R-8.9 22 / 72 TIE 23 / 78 TIE
60 or Better 4 R-9.8 19 / 72 TIE 20 / 78 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade

Richard Burdick, sold privately in 10/2006 - D. Brent Pogue Collection

2 MS65 PCGS grade
3 MS64+ PCGS grade MS64+ PCGS grade

Dr. Charles Link Collection

4 MS64 PCGS grade MS64 PCGS grade

Heritage 8/2011:7144, $12,650

4 MS64 PCGS grade MS64 PCGS grade

Dr. Charles Link Collection