1842 50C Small Date, Rev of 1842 AU55 Certification #21829364, PCGS #6240

Expert Comments

Gordon Wrubel

Quickfinder Notes: The Small Date variety is distinguished by the PLAIN ending to the crossbar on the 4. The Medium Date variety has larger numerals and the crossbar of the 4 ends in a CROSSLET. The Small Date is about two and a half times scarcer than the Medium Date. See coin #6241 for the extremely rare 1842 Small Date, Reverse of 1839.
Diameter
30.00 millimeters
Designer
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Edge
Reeded
Mintage
2012764
Weight
13.36 grams
Metal Content
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Region
The United States of America
Pop Higher
33
Pop Lower
94
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 40 R-8.7 25 / 66 TIE 42 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 2 R-9.9 9 / 66 TIE 12 / 126 TIE

Condition Census

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

Heritage 1/2015:3135, $25,850 - Heritage 1/2016:5368, not sold - Heritage 4/2016:4662, $12,925 - Heritage 11/2016:5282, $10,575

2 MS65 PCGS grade MS65 PCGS grade

David Schweitz, sold privately in 7/2008 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30485, $9,693.75

3 MS64 PCGS grade MS64 PCGS grade

Stack's/Bowers 8/2012:11445, not sold

3 MS64 PCGS grade MS64 PCGS grade
3 MS64 PCGS grade