1812/1 50C Small 8 F12 Certification #26278196, PCGS #6101

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

The 1812/1 Half Dollar is one of several overdates in the Capped Bust Half Dollar series.  Two 1812/1 overdates are known: one with a Large 8 and another with a Small 8.  Both were created when leftover 1811 dies were overdated in 1812 instead of simply discarding the old dies.  The 1812/1 Large 8 is considerably more rare than the Small 8, and the Small 8 commands a small premium over the regular 1812 type.  Only one die pair (Overton 102) is known of the 1812/1 Small 8 variety.

In Mint State, the 1812/1 Small 8 is quite scarce.  A handful of MS63 and MS64 examples are known.  Only one Gem example is known.

PCGS #
6101
Designer
John Reich
Edge
Lettered: FIFTY CENTS OR HALF A DOLLAR
Diameter
32.50 millimeters
Weight
13.50 grams
Mintage
1628059
Metal
89.2% Silver, 10.8% Copper
Pop Higher
261
Pop Lower
16
Region
The United States of America
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades
65 or Better 1250 R-4.9 34 / 72 TIE 36 / 78 TIE
All Grades 20 R-9.1 15 / 72 TIE 16 / 78 TIE
60 or Better 2 R-9.9 10 / 72 TIE 10 / 78 TIE
65 or Better 1250
All Grades 20
60 or Better 2
65 or Better R-4.9
All Grades R-9.1
60 or Better R-9.9
65 or Better 34 / 72 TIE
All Grades 15 / 72 TIE
60 or Better 10 / 72 TIE
65 or Better 36 / 78 TIE
All Grades 16 / 78 TIE
60 or Better 10 / 78 TIE

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade MS65 PCGS grade

Overton 102

Phil Kaufman Collection - Heritage, sold privately in 7/2008 - Joseph Thomas Collection - Heritage 4/2009:2410, $43,125 - Larry Hanks (as agent?) - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 9/2015:2012, $70,500 - Dr. Charles Link Collection

1 MS65 estimated grade
1 MS65 estimated grade
4 MS64 PCGS grade MS64 PCGS grade
4 MS64 PCGS grade MS64 PCGS grade
MS65 PCGS grade #1 MS65 PCGS grade

Overton 102

Phil Kaufman Collection - Heritage, sold privately in 7/2008 - Joseph Thomas Collection - Heritage 4/2009:2410, $43,125 - Larry Hanks (as agent?) - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 9/2015:2012, $70,500 - Dr. Charles Link Collection

#1 MS65 estimated grade
#1 MS65 estimated grade
MS64 PCGS grade #4 MS64 PCGS grade
MS64 PCGS grade #4 MS64 PCGS grade