1819/8 50C Large 9 VF25 Certification #12064854, PCGS #6119

Owner's Comments

O 106 R4

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

1819 Half Dollars can be found with a so-called normal date or as an 1819/8 overdate.  The overdate varieties come in two distinct types: Small 9 and Large 9.  In reality, the size difference is very slight.  Actually, it is easier to tell the two types apart by the  overdate itself.  On the Small 9, the overdate is very clear and there are enough remnants of the underlying 8 to make an "eyeball" attribution.  On the Large 9, the overdate is much less distinct and it appears primarily as a joining of the lower loop and the ball of the 9.  

Five different die varieties comprise the Large 9 overdate (plus two recognized die states).  Three of the varieties are common, one is rare, and the two die states are very scarce to very rare, thus it is worth going through the process of identifying the dies.

The Condition Census for the Large 9 Overdate runs from MS64 to MS66.

PCGS #
6119
Designer
John Reich
Edge
Lettered: FIFTY CENTS OR HALF A DOLLAR
Diameter
32.50 millimeters
Weight
13.50 grams
Mintage
2208000
Metal
89.2% Silver, 10.8% Copper
Pop Higher
349
Pop Lower
66
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 1200 R-4.9 34 / 72 TIE 36 / 78 TIE
All Grades 35 R-8.8 27 / 72 TIE 28 / 78 TIE
60 or Better 6 R-9.7 30 / 72 TIE 31 / 78 TIE
65 or Better 1200
All Grades 35
60 or Better 6
65 or Better R-4.9
All Grades R-8.8
60 or Better R-9.7
65 or Better 34 / 72 TIE
All Grades 27 / 72 TIE
60 or Better 30 / 72 TIE
65 or Better 36 / 78 TIE
All Grades 28 / 78 TIE
60 or Better 31 / 78 TIE

Condition Census Learn More

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

Jascha Heifetz Collection - Superior 10/1989:665, $24,200 - Heritage 5/2008:529, $28,750 - Richard Burdick, sold privately in 7/2008 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 9/2015:2030, $41,125 - Dr. Charles Link Collection

1 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade

Stuart Levine, sold privately at the Long Beach Coin and Currency Exposition in 2/2000 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 9/2015:2031, $41,125

3 MS65+ PCGS grade MS65+ PCGS grade
4 MS65 PCGS grade MS65 PCGS grade

Dale Friend Collection

4 MS65 PCGS grade MS65 PCGS grade
MS66 PCGS grade #1 MS66 PCGS grade

Jascha Heifetz Collection - Superior 10/1989:665, $24,200 - Heritage 5/2008:529, $28,750 - Richard Burdick, sold privately in 7/2008 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 9/2015:2030, $41,125 - Dr. Charles Link Collection

MS66 PCGS grade #1 MS66 PCGS grade

Stuart Levine, sold privately at the Long Beach Coin and Currency Exposition in 2/2000 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 9/2015:2031, $41,125

MS65+ PCGS grade #3 MS65+ PCGS grade
MS65 PCGS grade #4 MS65 PCGS grade

Dale Friend Collection

MS65 PCGS grade #4 MS65 PCGS grade