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

1824 50C (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS68

1824 Date Comparison

PCGS MS66+
PCGS #:
6137
Diameter:
32.50 millimeters
Designer:
John Reich
Weight:
13.50 grams
Edge:
Lettered: FIFTY CENTS OR HALF A DOLLAR
Mintage:
3,504,954
Metal Content:
89.2% Silver, 10.8% Copper
Auction Record:
$28,750 • PCGS MS66 • 2-6-2013 • Ira & Larry Goldberg
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 7,000 R-3.6 64 / 72 TIE 68 / 78 TIE
60 or Better 300 R-6.4 56 / 72 TIE 60 / 78 TIE
65 or Better 210 R-6.9 61 / 72 66 / 78
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade

Simpson Collection

2 MS67 estimated grade  
3 MS66 PCGS grade  
3 MS66 PCGS grade  
3 MS66 PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade

Simpson Collection

2 MS67 estimated grade  
3 MS66 PCGS grade  
3 MS66 PCGS grade  
3 MS66 PCGS grade  
3 MS66 PCGS grade  
3 MS66 PCGS grade  
3 MS66 PCGS grade  
3 MS66 estimated grade  
10 MS65 PCGS grade

Ron Guth: 1824 Half Dollars are found with a "normal" date and different overdates (1824/1, 1824/4, and 1924 over various overdates). As a date, the 1824 Half Dollar is relatively common, with over 1,300 graded by PCGS alone (as of June 2011).  The "normal" date is the most common of the 1824 varieties -- by far -- with over 900 graded by PCGS in all grades.  In Mint State, the 1824 "normal" date is available in a variety of grades, most usually MS-64.  As expected, Gems are quite rare.  The finest example certified by PCGS is an amazing MS-68, one of only two Capped Bust, Lettered Edge Half Dollars to have received that grade at PCGS since the company's inception in 1986 (that beauty is illustrated above)!