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

1805/4 50C Overton 101 (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS65

PCGS AU58+

PCGS AU58
PCGS #:
39290
Diameter:
32.50 millimeters
Designer:
Robert Scot
Weight:
13.50 grams
Edge:
Lettered: FIFTY CENTS OR HALF A DOLLAR
Mintage:
211,722
Metal Content:
89.2% Silver, 10.8% Copper
Auction Record:
$152,945 • NGC MS65 • 8-5-2014 • Heritage
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Condition Census (Explain)
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade

Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 4/1997:1681, $82,500 - Heritage 8/1998:6598, $103,500 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack’s/Bowers & Sotheby’s 5/2015:1109, $111,625

2 MS64 estimated grade  

"Colonel" E.H.R. Green Collection - Partnership of Eric P. Newman & B.G. Johnson (St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.) - Eric P. Newman, who paid $40 - Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society - Heritage 11/2013:33423, $152,750 - Oliver Jung Collection - Heritage 8/2014:5583, $152,945.05

2 MS60 estimated grade  
4 AU58 PCGS grade

Chicago Collection

4 AU58 PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade

Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 4/1997:1681, $82,500 - Heritage 8/1998:6598, $103,500 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack’s/Bowers & Sotheby’s 5/2015:1109, $111,625

2 MS64 estimated grade  

"Colonel" E.H.R. Green Collection - Partnership of Eric P. Newman & B.G. Johnson (St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.) - Eric P. Newman, who paid $40 - Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society - Heritage 11/2013:33423, $152,750 - Oliver Jung Collection - Heritage 8/2014:5583, $152,945.05

2 MS60 estimated grade  
4 AU58 PCGS grade

Chicago Collection

4 AU58 PCGS grade  

Ron Guth: The Overton 101 1805/4 Half Dollar features one of two different overdate obverses known from this year.  Both obverses show a clear overdate, so neither is favored over the other, except when paired with a reverse in a more scarce die combination.  In this case, the 1805/4 Overton 101 is listed as a Rarity 3 (201 to 500 known).  Until recently, the finest known example was the NGC MS65 Eliasberg coin.  However, a challenger arose in the form of the Gem example from the Eric P. Newman collection, which sold in November 2013 for a record $152,750. It appears that any 1805 O-101 Half Dollar above Extremely Fine is a Condition Census candidate.