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SERIES: Capped Bust Half Dollars 1807-1839
LEVEL: Minor Variety or Die Variety

1830 50C Overton 114 Large Letters Small 0 (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS63

PCGS MS63

PCGS MS63
PCGS #:
39836
Diameter:
32.50 millimeters
Designer:
John Reich
Weight:
13.50 grams
Edge:
Lettered: FIFTY CENTS OR HALF A DOLLAR
Mintage:
4,764,800
Metal Content:
89.2% Silver, 10.8% Copper
Auction Record:
$18,400 • NGC MS63 • 1-1-2006 • Heritage
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Condition Census (Explain)
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS63 PCGS grade

Earlyhalves Collection

2 MS63 PCGS grade

Dr. Charles Link Collection

3 MS63 PCGS grade

Witham Collection of Capped Bust Half Dollars - Heritage 8/2010:3155, $14,950 - Dr. Charles Link Collection

4 MS62 estimated grade  

Coin Galleries 8/1983:1824 - Jules Reiver Collection - Heritage 1/2006:23162, $18,400

5 AU58 PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS63 PCGS grade

Earlyhalves Collection

2 MS63 PCGS grade

Dr. Charles Link Collection

3 MS63 PCGS grade

Witham Collection of Capped Bust Half Dollars - Heritage 8/2010:3155, $14,950 - Dr. Charles Link Collection

4 MS62 estimated grade  

Coin Galleries 8/1983:1824 - Jules Reiver Collection - Heritage 1/2006:23162, $18,400

5 AU58 PCGS grade  

Ron Guth: Overton 114 is the only variety of 1830 with large lettering on the reverse.  Since all of the other 1830 varieties have so-called "Small Letters" reverses, why was this one used? The explanation is that this reverse was leftover after having been used to strike Half Dollars in 1828, then it was re-entered into service in 1830.  This was not an unusual occurrence, as two leftover reverse dies from 1829 were also used in 1830, but both of those had Small Letters reverses, so their use was not as obvious as that of the Large Letters Reverse.  O-114 is a rare variety made even more popular as somewhat of a type coin for the year.  It is difficult to locate in AU or better condition, and it is exceedingly rare in Mint State.  We know of only four distinctly different Uncirculated examples, none of which are better than MS63.  The price record for this date belongs to the former Jules Reiver coin, sold by Heritage in 2006 as an NGC MS63 for $18,400.  None of the three PCGS MS63 examples have appeared on the market.