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SERIES: Draped Bust Half Dollars 1796-1807
LEVEL: Minor Variety or Die Variety

1796 50C Overton 102 16 Stars (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS66
PCGS #:
39262
Diameter:
32.50 millimeters
Designer:
Robert Scot/John Eckstein
Weight:
13.48 grams
Edge:
Lettered: FIFTY CENTS OR HALF A DOLLAR
Mintage:
934
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$329,000 • PCGS MS64 • 5-12-2015 • Heritage
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Condition Census (Explain)
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade

Virgil Brand Collection - Burdette G. Johnson - Judge Arthur F. Curtis Collection - French’s, sold privately circa 1951 - Abraham Hepner Collection, sold privately by his heir, Mrs. Singer, in 10/1968 - Lelan  Rogers Collection - Stack’s “Numisma ‘95” 11/1995:1250, $330,000 - John Walter Whitney Collection - Stack's 5/4/1999:1778, $460,000 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack’s/Bowers & Sotheby’s 5/2015:1102

2 MS64 PCGS grade  

Bowers & Merena 8/1998:181, $115,250 - American Numismatic Rarities “Haig Koshkarian Collection” 3/2004:575, $276,000 (plate-matched to the following) - Goldbergs 5/2006:2908, $414,000 (plate-matched to the following) - Goldbergs 2/2011:1413, $345,000

3 MS63 estimated grade  

Richard B. Winsor Collection - S. & H. Chapman 12/1895:598 - J. M. Clapp - John H. Clapp - Clapp estate, 1942 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. - Bowers & Merena 4/1997:1674, $143,000

4 MS62 PCGS 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 $700.00 - Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society - Heritage 11/2013:33419, $470,000

5 AU55 PCGS grade

Stack’s 6/1968:79 - Stack’s “Winner F. Delp Collection” 11/1972:70 - Heritage 2/1995:5655 - Bob Bisanz U.S. Type Set - Heritage 1/2001:7729 - David Lawrence Rare Coins - Bowers & Merena 7/2003:1382, $109,250 (plate-matched to the following) - Bowers & Merena 2/2005:524 (as PCGS AU55), $172,500 (plate-matched to the following) - Liberty Collection - Heritage 1/2013:5623 (as PCGS AU55 13428108), $211,500

Citations prior to David Lawrence per Heritage 1/2013:5623 catalog description

Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade

Virgil Brand Collection - Burdette G. Johnson - Judge Arthur F. Curtis Collection - French’s, sold privately circa 1951 - Abraham Hepner Collection, sold privately by his heir, Mrs. Singer, in 10/1968 - Lelan  Rogers Collection - Stack’s “Numisma ‘95” 11/1995:1250, $330,000 - John Walter Whitney Collection - Stack's 5/4/1999:1778, $460,000 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack’s/Bowers & Sotheby’s 5/2015:1102

2 MS64 PCGS grade  

Bowers & Merena 8/1998:181, $115,250 - American Numismatic Rarities “Haig Koshkarian Collection” 3/2004:575, $276,000 (plate-matched to the following) - Goldbergs 5/2006:2908, $414,000 (plate-matched to the following) - Goldbergs 2/2011:1413, $345,000

3 MS63 estimated grade  

Richard B. Winsor Collection - S. & H. Chapman 12/1895:598 - J. M. Clapp - John H. Clapp - Clapp estate, 1942 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. - Bowers & Merena 4/1997:1674, $143,000

4 MS62 PCGS 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 $700.00 - Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society - Heritage 11/2013:33419, $470,000

5 AU55 PCGS grade

Stack’s 6/1968:79 - Stack’s “Winner F. Delp Collection” 11/1972:70 - Heritage 2/1995:5655 - Bob Bisanz U.S. Type Set - Heritage 1/2001:7729 - David Lawrence Rare Coins - Bowers & Merena 7/2003:1382, $109,250 (plate-matched to the following) - Bowers & Merena 2/2005:524 (as PCGS AU55), $172,500 (plate-matched to the following) - Liberty Collection - Heritage 1/2013:5623 (as PCGS AU55 13428108), $211,500

Citations prior to David Lawrence per Heritage 1/2013:5623 catalog description