1819/8 50C Small 9 VF35 Certification #15734899, PCGS #6118

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

1819 Half Dollars are found in three major varieties: Normal Date, 1819/8 Overdate with a Large 9, and 1819/8 Overdate with a Small 9.  The Large 9 Overdate is comprised of several die varieties (Overton 102, 103, 104, 105, and 106), but the Small 9 Overdate is comrpised of only one (O-101). The Small 9 Overdate is not particularly rare, but it is definitely the least common of the three major varieties.  The Small 9 Overdate offers the crispest view of the underlying 8, even on lower grade specimens.

Approximately three dozen Mint State 1819 Small 9 Overdates are known, mostly in grades ranging from MS62 to MS64.  Gems are truly rare and only one example is known in MS66.

PCGS #
6118
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
229
Pop Lower
85
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 1500 R-4.8 39 / 72 TIE 41 / 78 TIE
All Grades 50 R-8.5 33 / 72 TIE 34 / 78 TIE
60 or Better 2 R-9.9 10 / 72 TIE 10 / 78 TIE
65 or Better 1500
All Grades 50
60 or Better 2
65 or Better R-4.8
All Grades R-8.5
60 or Better R-9.9
65 or Better 39 / 72 TIE
All Grades 33 / 72 TIE
60 or Better 10 / 72 TIE
65 or Better 41 / 78 TIE
All Grades 34 / 78 TIE
60 or Better 10 / 78 TIE

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS65 PCGS grade
2 MS65 PCGS grade
4 MS64 PCGS grade
4 MS64 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS65 PCGS grade
#2 MS65 PCGS grade
#4 MS64 PCGS grade
#4 MS64 PCGS grade