1846 50C Medium Date AU58 Certification #21966502, PCGS #6251

Owner's Comments

Proof Like Surfaces

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

Half Dollars of 1846 feature two different date logotypes: Medium Date and Tall Date.  The differences between the two are obvious when the coins are placed side-by-side, but to attribute a single coin, you will need the aid of the attribution image above.  The clearest difference is on the 1 of the date, which is tall and slender on the Tall Date, the 6, whose top ball is widely separated from the bottom loop, and the 4, which is shaped quite differently on both.

 

Diameter
30.00 millimeters
Designer
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Edge
Reeded
Mintage
2210000
Weight
13.36 grams
Metal Content
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Region
The United States of America
Pop Higher
42
Pop Lower
155
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 900 R-5.2 48 / 66 TIE 78 / 126 TIE
All Grades 60 R-8.4 38 / 66 TIE 62 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 3 R-9.8 13 / 66 TIE 18 / 126 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade

American Numismatic Rarities 6/2006:1488, $8,050

1 MS65 PCGS grade
3 MS64 PCGS grade MS64 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2009:2859 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 10/2014:98481, $4,112.50

3 MS64 PCGS grade
3 MS64 PCGS grade