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

1797 50C Overton 101a (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS66
PCGS #:
39265
Diameter:
32.50 millimeters
Designer:
Robert Scot/John Eckstein
Weight:
13.48 grams
Edge:
Lettered: FIFTY CENTS OR HALF A DOLLAR
Mintage:
2,984
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$1,292,500 • PCGS MS65+ • 8-5-2014 • 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” 11/1995:1251, $517,000 -  Foxfire Collection (Claude E. Davis, MD), sold privately (as an entire collection) on 10/5/2004 D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack’s/Bowers & Sotheby’s 5/2015:1103

2 MS65+ PCGS grade  

Stack’s “Baldenhofer” 11/1955:676 - Norweb Collection - Bowers & Merena 11/1988:3027 (as MS63 to MS65, prooflike), $220,000 - Haig Koshkarian Collection - American Numismatic Rarities 3/2004:76, $966,000 - Stack's 7/2008:4261, $1,380,000 - Trade Dollar Nut Collection

3 MS64 PCGS grade  

Byron Reed Collection - Spink America 10/1996:25, $176,000

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” 11/1995:1251, $517,000 -  Foxfire Collection (Claude E. Davis, MD), sold privately (as an entire collection) on 10/5/2004 D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack’s/Bowers & Sotheby’s 5/2015:1103

2 MS65+ PCGS grade  

Stack’s “Baldenhofer” 11/1955:676 - Norweb Collection - Bowers & Merena 11/1988:3027 (as MS63 to MS65, prooflike), $220,000 - Haig Koshkarian Collection - American Numismatic Rarities 3/2004:76, $966,000 - Stack's 7/2008:4261, $1,380,000 - Trade Dollar Nut Collection

3 MS64 PCGS grade  

Byron Reed Collection - Spink America 10/1996:25, $176,000