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

1821 50C (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS64
PCGS #:
6128
Diameter:
32.50 millimeters
Designer:
John Reich
Weight:
13.50 grams
Edge:
Lettered: FIFTY CENTS OR HALF A DOLLAR
Mintage:
1,305,797
Metal Content:
89.2% Silver, 10.8% Copper
Auction Record:
$115,000 • NGC SP67 • 3-6-2008 • 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 5,000 R-4.0 57 / 72 TIE 61 / 78 TIE
60 or Better 175 R-7.2 51 / 72 54 / 78
65 or Better 9 R-9.6 36 / 72 TIE 37 / 78 TIE
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66+ PCGS grade

Bowers & Merena 11/1990:263 - Douglas L. Noblet Collection - Bowers & Merena 1/1999:34 (as PCGS MS65), $9,200 - David W. Akers, sold privately in 8/2002 - D. Brent Pogue Collection

2 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS66 PCGS grade  
4 MS65 PCGS grade
4 MS65 PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66+ PCGS grade

Bowers & Merena 11/1990:263 - Douglas L. Noblet Collection - Bowers & Merena 1/1999:34 (as PCGS MS65), $9,200 - David W. Akers, sold privately in 8/2002 - D. Brent Pogue Collection

2 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS66 PCGS grade  
4 MS65 PCGS grade
4 MS65 PCGS grade  
4 MS65 PCGS grade  
4 MS65 estimated grade  
8 MS64 PCGS grade
8 MS64 PCGS grade
8 MS64 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2011:3663, $3,220