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

1812/1 50C Small 8 (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS65+

OVERDATE DETAIL

DATE COMPARISON
PCGS #:
6101
Diameter:
32.50 millimeters
Designer:
John Reich
Weight:
13.50 grams
Edge:
Lettered: FIFTY CENTS OR HALF A DOLLAR
Mintage:
1,628,059
Metal Content:
89.2% Silver, 10.8% Copper
Auction Record:
$43,125 • NGC MS66 • 4-1-2009 • 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 1,250 R-4.9 34 / 72 TIE 36 / 78 TIE
60 or Better 20 R-9.1 15 / 72 TIE 16 / 78 TIE
65 or Better 2 R-9.9 10 / 72 TIE 10 / 78 TIE
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Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade

Overton 102

Phil Kaufman Collection - Heritage, sold privately in 7/2008 - Joseph Thomas Collection - Heritage 4/2009:2410, $43,125 - Larry Hanks (as agent?) - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 9/2015:2012, $70,500 - Dr. Charles Link Collection

1 MS65 estimated grade  
1 MS65 estimated grade  
4 MS64 PCGS grade
4 MS64 PCGS grade
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade

Overton 102

Phil Kaufman Collection - Heritage, sold privately in 7/2008 - Joseph Thomas Collection - Heritage 4/2009:2410, $43,125 - Larry Hanks (as agent?) - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 9/2015:2012, $70,500 - Dr. Charles Link Collection

1 MS65 estimated grade  
1 MS65 estimated grade  
4 MS64 PCGS grade
4 MS64 PCGS grade
4 MS64 PCGS grade
4 MS64 PCGS grade  
4 MS64 PCGS grade  
4 MS64 estimated grade  
4 MS64 estimated grade  

Ron Guth: The 1812/1 Half Dollar is one of several overdates in the Capped Bust Half Dollar series.  Two 1812/1 overdates are known: one with a Large 8 and another with a Small 8.  Both were created when leftover 1811 dies were overdated in 1812 instead of simply discarding the old dies.  The 1812/1 Large 8 is considerably more rare than the Small 8, and the Small 8 commands a small premium over the regular 1812 type.  Only one die pair (Overton 102) is known of the 1812/1 Small 8 variety.

In Mint State, the 1812/1 Small 8 is quite scarce.  A handful of MS63 and MS64 examples are known.  Only one Gem example is known.