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

1808/7 50C (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS66

CLOSEUP OF OVERDATE

PCGS MS64+
PCGS #:
6091
Diameter:
32.50 millimeters
Designer:
John Reich
Weight:
13.50 grams
Edge:
Lettered: FIFTY CENTS OR HALF A DOLLAR
Mintage:
1,368,600
Metal Content:
89.2% Silver, 10.8% Copper
Auction Record:
$21,150 • NGC MS65 • 11-15-2013 • Heritage Auctions
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 1,200 R-4.9 34 / 72 TIE 36 / 78 TIE
60 or Better 30 R-8.9 22 / 72 TIE 23 / 78 TIE
65 or Better 4 R-9.8 19 / 72 TIE 20 / 78 TIE
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade

Richard Burdick, sold privately in 10/2006 - D. Brent Pogue Collection

2 MS65 PCGS grade  
3 MS64+ PCGS grade

Dr. Charles Link Collection

4 MS64 PCGS grade

Heritage 8/2011:7144, $12,650

4 MS64 PCGS grade

Dr. Charles Link Collection

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

Richard Burdick, sold privately in 10/2006 - D. Brent Pogue Collection

2 MS65 PCGS grade  
3 MS64+ PCGS grade

Dr. Charles Link Collection

4 MS64 PCGS grade

Heritage 8/2011:7144, $12,650

4 MS64 PCGS grade

Dr. Charles Link Collection

4 MS64 PCGS grade  
4 MS64 PCGS grade  
4 MS64 PCGS grade  
4 MS64 estimated grade  

"Colonel" E.H.R. Green Collection - Partnership of Eric P. Newman & Burdette G. Johnson (St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.) - Eric P. Newman, who paid $7.50 - Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society - Heritage 11/2013:33437, $21,150

4 MS64 PCGS grade  

Ron Guth: In 1808, mint employees took an old, unused die from 1807, punched an 8 over the 7, and began striking coins.  The result is Overton 101, the only overdated die variety of 1808.  The overdate is clearly visible, with the serif of the 7 visible on the left side of the top of the final 8; the horizontal bar and diagonal stem of the 7 can be seen inside the 8.

This is a common variety that can be found in nice condition up to, and including, MS65. The PCGS CoinFacts Condition Census of the ten best examples of this date includes nine examples that are MS64 or better, with MS65 being the best available grade.