1842-O 50C Medium Date, Rev 1842 AU58 Certification #14692998, PCGS #6242

Owner's Comments

Ex-Dick Graham WB-4 R4

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

The 1842-O Half Dollar, Medium Date, Reverse of 1842 has a fairly hefty mintage of 754,000 coins.  In most circulated grades, this date is very common.  At the MS60, the population drops off and the price jumps to approximately double that of a common date. Mint State examples, which are usually MS63 to MS64, are quite scarce.  The best example is a PCGS MS65 from the celebrated Eugene H. Gardner collection.

Diameter
30.00 millimeters
Designer
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Edge
Reeded
Mintage
754000
Weight
13.36 grams
Metal Content
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Country
The United States of America
Pop Higher
19
Pop Lower
116
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 500 R-6.0 19 / 66 TIE 36 / 126 TIE
All Grades 20 R-9.1 14 / 66 TIE 25 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 66 1 / 126

Condition Census

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

Stewart Blay, sold privately in 3/2002 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30488, $28,200 - Heritage 1/2015:4134, $19,975 - Heritage 4/2017:4052, $19,975 - “Perfection 8A” Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

1 MS65 estimated grade
3 MS64+ PCGS grade MS64+ PCGS grade
4 MS64 PCGS grade
4 MS64 PCGS grade