Owner's Comments

Apparently from the WBDVII collection in a roundabout sort of way.

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 loo, 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
Country
The United States of America
Pop Higher
31
Pop Lower
147
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 375 R-6.2 10 / 66 TIE 21 / 126 TIE
All Grades 25 R-9.0 17 / 66 TIE 29 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 66 1 / 126

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 estimated grade

"Colonel" E.H.R. Green - Green Estate - Partnership of Eric P. Newman & B.G. Johnson (St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.) - Eric P. Newman, who paid $6.00 - Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society - Heritage 11/2013:33471, $47,000

3 MS65+ PCGS grade PCGS #6252 (MS)     65
4 MS64 PCGS grade
4 MS64 PCGS grade