1820 50C Sq. 2, Lg Date, No Knob N1 Certification #29163425, PCGS #6123

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

Several interesting varieties comprise the 1820 Half Dollars, determined by the base of the 2, whether the 2 ends in a point or a knob, whether the coin is an overdate, and whether the date is small or large.  The result is five major varieties in some combination of the preceding, plus quite a few individual die varieties that require closer examination.  The subject of this discussion, the 1820 Square 2, Large Date, No Knob, is pretty self-explanatory: the base of the 2 is flat (or squared) instead of curving, the date is Large (requires comparison to determine the correct size), and the top of the 2 ends in a point instead of a knob.  In terms of surviving examples, this major variety appears to be the second rarest of the five, though it should be pointed out that the populations of all five are fairly close.  Mint State examples of all five varieties are scarce to rare, and the 1820 Square 2, Large Date, No Knob is no exception.  As of the April 2012 PCGS Population Report, PCGS had certified only 18 Mint State examples, the finest of which is a single PCGS MS66.

PCGS #
6123
Designer
John Reich
Edge
Lettered: FIFTY CENTS OR HALF A DOLLAR
Diameter
32.50 millimeters
Weight
13.50 grams
Mintage
751122
Metal
89.2% Silver, 10.8% Copper
Pop Higher
299
Pop Lower
0
Region
The United States of America
Price Guide
PCGS Population
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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 7 R-9.6 36 / 72 TIE 37 / 78 TIE
65 or Better 1000
All Grades 20
60 or Better 7
65 or Better R-5.0
All Grades R-9.1
60 or Better R-9.6
65 or Better 24 / 72 TIE
All Grades 15 / 72 TIE
60 or Better 36 / 72 TIE
65 or Better 25 / 78 TIE
All Grades 16 / 78 TIE
60 or Better 37 / 78 TIE

Condition Census Learn More

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

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2 MS65 PCGS grade
4 MS64 estimated grade
4 MS64 estimated grade
#1 MS65+ PCGS grade
MS65 PCGS grade #2 MS65 PCGS grade

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#2 MS65 PCGS grade
#4 MS64 estimated grade
#4 MS64 estimated grade