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

1820 50C No Serifs (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS62

CLOSEUP OF MISSING SERIFS

PCGS AU58
PCGS #:
6124
Diameter:
32.50 millimeters
Designer:
John Reich
Weight:
13.50 grams
Edge:
Lettered: FIFTY CENTS OR HALF A DOLLAR
Mintage:
751,122
Metal Content:
89.2% Silver, 10.8% Copper
Auction Record:
$46,000 • NGC MS66 • 4-1-2009 • Heritage
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Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65+ PCGS grade  

Kaufman Collection - Heritage 4/2009:2423, $46,000

2 MS62 PCGS grade
3 AU58 PCGS grade

Frederick Collection - Heritage 4/2010:3028, $29,900

4 AU55 PCGS grade  

Charlton Meyer Collection - Sheridan Downey 7/2008, $12,099 - sold at private treaty 4/2010 for $19,000

5 XF40 PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65+ PCGS grade  

Kaufman Collection - Heritage 4/2009:2423, $46,000

2 MS62 PCGS grade
3 AU58 PCGS grade

Frederick Collection - Heritage 4/2010:3028, $29,900

4 AU55 PCGS grade  

Charlton Meyer Collection - Sheridan Downey 7/2008, $12,099 - sold at private treaty 4/2010 for $19,000

5 XF40 PCGS grade  
6 VF35 PCGS grade  
6 VF35 PCGS grade  
8 VF30 PCGS grade  
9 VF25 PCGS grade  
9 VF25 PCGS grade  

Ron Guth: The 1820 No Serifs Half Dollar is a very rare variety that lacks any trace of a serif on the uprights of each of the E's in the legend on the reverse (the E of E PLURIBUS UNUM is excepted because that was part of the hub and not an individual punch).  Only one variety, Overton 107, represents the No Serifs variety.  All examples are rare, but Mint State examples are especially so.  According to the PCGS Condition Census, the only Mint State 1820 No Serifs Half Dollars known to exist are a PCGS MS62 and a much superior PCGS MS-65.