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SERIES: Capped Bust Half Dollars 1807-1839
LEVEL: Year, MintMark, & Major Variety

1807 50C Large Stars (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS66

STARS COMPARISON

PCGS MS65
PCGS #:
6088
Diameter:
32.50 millimeters
Designer:
John Reich
Weight:
13.50 grams
Edge:
Lettered: FIFTY CENTS OR HALF A DOLLAR
Mintage:
750,500
Metal Content:
89.2% Silver, 10.8% Copper
Auction Record:
$152,750 • NGC MS65 • 11-15-2013 • Heritage Auctions
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3
100
1
3
6
185
4
6
45+
4,100
45+
50+
5,000
1
50+
53+
7,000
53+
55+
11,500
55+
58+
13,750
1
58+
60
15,000
60
61
16,000
1
61
62
17,500
4
62
62+
20,000
62+
63
36,500
4
63
66
258,000
1
66
Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 450 R-6.1 9 / 72 10 / 78
60 or Better 6 R-9.7 1 / 72 TIE 2 / 78 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 72 1 / 78
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2010:2112, $149,500 - D. Brent Pogue Collection

2 MS65 PCGS 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 $10 - Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society - Heritage 11/2013:33436, $152,750

3 MS63 PCGS grade  
3 MS63 PCGS grade  
3 MS63 PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2010:2112, $149,500 - D. Brent Pogue Collection

2 MS65 PCGS 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 $10 - Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society - Heritage 11/2013:33436, $152,750

3 MS63 PCGS grade  
3 MS63 PCGS grade  
3 MS63 PCGS grade  
6 MS62 PCGS grade

Dale Friend Collection

6 MS62 PCGS grade  
6 MS62 PCGS grade  
9 MS61 PCGS grade  
10 AU58 PCGS grade  

Ron Guth: In 1807, John Reich introduced a new design for the Half Dollar, featuring a draped bust of Liberty facing left, and a more naturally-appearing, heraldic eagle on the reverse (though one wonders how natural it is for an eagle to hold items in its talons and wear a shield on its breast!). The new design came in two versions: Large Obverse Stars and Small Obverse Stars.  The Large Stars version is approximately five times less common than the Small Stars version, based on the PCGS Population Report.

High grade examples of the 1807 Large Stars Half Dollar are very scarce.  The PCGS Condition Census starts at AU58 and goes up to MS65.  The majority of Mint State examples grade MS62 and MS63.