1834 50C Large Date, Large Letters VF35 Certification #83668627, PCGS #6164

Expert Comments

Gordon Wrubel

Quickfinder Notes: The 1834 Large Date, Large Letter variety (Overton #101,102,103) uses the same design elements of the previous year. In mid year, engraver William Kneass redesigned the obverse master die, as well as the number, letter and star punches. This produced the transitional Large Date, Small Letters varieties (Overton 104 through 108) and later the the Small Date, Small Letter varieties. The Large Date can be determined by the 1 and the 4 which are TALLER than the 8 and 3. The date is also CLOSE to the denticles below it. On the Large Letter reverse, the letters are close together and close to the rim. The center stroke of the E in STATES terminates in a VERTICAL bar. On the Small Letter reverse the center stroke of the E in STATES is TRIANGULAR.

The Large Date, Large Letter and the Small Date, Small Letter varieties outnumber the Large Date, Small Letter by a factor of 2 to 1 in terms of total number of coins graded and Mint State specimens graded. But none of the three can be considered scarce, even in Mint State condition. Many examples of all three varieties exist in MS-65 condition. But, as of December, 2013, each can boast no more than 1 or 2 specimens graded 66 or 67.
PCGS #
6164
Designer
John Reich
Edge
Lettered: FIFTY CENTS OR HALF A DOLLAR
Diameter
32.50 millimeters
Weight
13.50 grams
Mintage
6412004
Metal
89.2% Silver, 10.8% Copper
Pop Higher
1143
Pop Lower
88
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 7000 R-3.6 64 / 72 TIE 68 / 78 TIE
All Grades 500 R-6.0 62 / 72 TIE 67 / 78 TIE
60 or Better 10 R-9.5 41 / 72 TIE 42 / 78 TIE
65 or Better 7000
All Grades 500
60 or Better 10
65 or Better R-3.6
All Grades R-6.0
60 or Better R-9.5
65 or Better 64 / 72 TIE
All Grades 62 / 72 TIE
60 or Better 41 / 72 TIE
65 or Better 68 / 78 TIE
All Grades 67 / 78 TIE
60 or Better 42 / 78 TIE

Condition Census Learn More

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

Wayte Raymond, sold privately on 5/14/1946 for $2.50 - Richard Burdick, sold privately - John Jay Pittman Collection, Part II - David Akers 5/1998:1503, $14,300 - D. Brent Pogue Collection, Part III - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 2/2016:3080, $16,450

1 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade

Stack's/Bowers 2/2019:1069, not sold - Dr. Charles Link Collection

1 MS66 estimated grade
1 MS66 estimated grade
1 MS66 estimated grade
MS66 PCGS grade #1 MS66 PCGS grade

Wayte Raymond, sold privately on 5/14/1946 for $2.50 - Richard Burdick, sold privately - John Jay Pittman Collection, Part II - David Akers 5/1998:1503, $14,300 - D. Brent Pogue Collection, Part III - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 2/2016:3080, $16,450

MS66 PCGS grade #1 MS66 PCGS grade

Stack's/Bowers 2/2019:1069, not sold - Dr. Charles Link Collection

#1 MS66 estimated grade
#1 MS66 estimated grade
#1 MS66 estimated grade