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SERIES: Draped Bust Half Dollars 1796-1807
LEVEL: Year, MintMark, & Major Variety

1805 50C (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS63

PCGS MS62

PCGS MS61
PCGS #:
6069
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:
$42,594 • NGC MS63+ • 11-15-2013 • Heritage
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 2,000 R-4.6 10 / 13 TIE 13 / 16 TIE
60 or Better 2 R-9.9 2 / 13 TIE 2 / 16 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 13 1 / 16
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS63 PCGS grade

"Colonel" E.H.R. Green - Partnership of Eric P. Newman & B.G. Johnson (St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.) - Eric P. Newman, who paid $35 - Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society - Heritage 11/2013:33426, $28,200

1 MS63 estimated grade  

James A. Stack Collection - Queller Family Collection - Stack’s 10/2002:37 (as Raw “About Uncirculated”), $4,370 - Bowers & Merena 7/2003:1392, not sold

1 MS63 estimated grade  

Stack's 3/92:1168 - Stack's 10/2002:38, $4,888

4 MS62 PCGS grade  
4 MS62 estimated grade  

"Colonel" E.H.R. Green - Partnership of Eric P. Newman & B.G. Johnson (St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.) - Eric P. Newman, who paid $30.00 - Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society - Heritage 11/2013:33427, $42,593.75

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

"Colonel" E.H.R. Green - Partnership of Eric P. Newman & B.G. Johnson (St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.) - Eric P. Newman, who paid $35 - Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society - Heritage 11/2013:33426, $28,200

1 MS63 estimated grade  

James A. Stack Collection - Queller Family Collection - Stack’s 10/2002:37 (as Raw “About Uncirculated”), $4,370 - Bowers & Merena 7/2003:1392, not sold

1 MS63 estimated grade  

Stack's 3/92:1168 - Stack's 10/2002:38, $4,888

4 MS62 PCGS grade  
4 MS62 estimated grade  

"Colonel" E.H.R. Green - Partnership of Eric P. Newman & B.G. Johnson (St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.) - Eric P. Newman, who paid $30.00 - Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society - Heritage 11/2013:33427, $42,593.75

6 MS61 PCGS grade

R.M. Smythe 5/2001:1094, $9,900 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Strack’s/Bowers & Sotheby’s 5/2015:1110, $32,900 - Dale Friend Collection

6 MS61 PCGS grade