Owner's Comments

OGH

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

The 1844 Half Dollar is one of the more common dates from the 1840s, though it is not as common as the 1840 Reverse of 1839 or the 1843.  Mint State examples are scarce, not plentiful, and the typical grades are MS-63 and MS-64.  Surprisingly, this is one of only two dates from the 1840s where PCGS has not certified an example in MS-65 or better condition (the 1845 is the other).  Most examples are well struck; some show spidery cracks connecting some of the letters in the legends on the reverse.

Diameter
30.00 millimeters
Designer
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Edge
Reeded
Mintage
1766000
Weight
13.36 grams
Metal Content
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Region
The United States of America
Pop Higher
68
Pop Lower
181
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 1000 R-5.0 50 / 66 TIE 81 / 126 TIE
All Grades 90 R-8.1 47 / 66 TIE 77 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 66 1 / 126

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS64 PCGS grade MS64 PCGS grade
1 MS64 PCGS grade
1 MS64 PCGS grade
1 MS64 PCGS grade
1 MS64 PCGS grade