1814/3 50C 8 PCGS #6106

Owner's Comments

Ngc# 2622088-015

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

The 1814/3 Overdate Half Dollar is a very popular issue and has been a significant part of the Bust Half Dollar series for decades.  The overdate is very clear, consisting of the top bar of the 3 beneath the 4.  This was done to save money by repurposing an old die instead of casting it aside and creeating a whole new one in the following year.  

The 1814/3 Half Dollar comes in one variety with two distinct die states (O-101 and O-101a).  There is no such thing as a perfect die 1814/3 Half Dollar, as they all show some degree of die-cracking and clashing.  On the O-101a, the cracking becomes more evident and affects the bottom of the date.  On the reverse, the die begins to take on a dished appearance and the denticles begin to merge with the tops of the letters of the legends.

There are at least a dozen Mint State examples of the 1814/3 Half Dollar.  Most are them grade MS64 or lower.  The finest example is a single NGC MS66 that sold for $48,875 in a 2010 auction.

PCGS #
6106
Designer
John Reich
Edge
Lettered: FIFTY CENTS OR HALF A DOLLAR
Diameter
32.50 millimeters
Weight
13.50 grams
Mintage
1039075
Metal
89.2% Silver, 10.8% Copper
Pop Higher
307
Pop Lower
2
Region
The United States of America
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades
65 or Better 1000 R-5.0 24 / 72 TIE 25 / 78 TIE
All Grades 20 R-9.1 15 / 72 TIE 16 / 78 TIE
60 or Better 3 R-9.8 19 / 72 TIE 20 / 78 TIE
65 or Better 1000
All Grades 20
60 or Better 3
65 or Better R-5.0
All Grades R-9.1
60 or Better R-9.8
65 or Better 24 / 72 TIE
All Grades 15 / 72 TIE
60 or Better 19 / 72 TIE
65 or Better 25 / 78 TIE
All Grades 16 / 78 TIE
60 or Better 20 / 78 TIE

Condition Census Learn More

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

Heritage 7/2009:1115, $29,900 - Stack's 6/2010:478, $48,875

3 MS64+ PCGS grade MS64+ PCGS grade

Alpine Numismatics (David Olmstead) fixed price list of 5/2008 - Heritage 7/2008:1677 - Richard Burdick (as agent?) - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 9/2015:2017, $32,900 - “Chicago” Collection

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

Heritage 7/2009:1115, $29,900 - Stack's 6/2010:478, $48,875

MS64+ PCGS grade #3 MS64+ PCGS grade

Alpine Numismatics (David Olmstead) fixed price list of 5/2008 - Heritage 7/2008:1677 - Richard Burdick (as agent?) - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 9/2015:2017, $32,900 - “Chicago” Collection

MS64+ PCGS grade #3 MS64+ PCGS grade
#4 MS64 PCGS grade