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SERIES: Liberty Seated Half Dollars 1839-1891
LEVEL: Year, MintMark, & Major Variety

1841 50C (Regular Strike)

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PCGS XF45

PCGS XF40

PCGS VF35
PCGS #:
6236
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Designer:
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Weight:
13.36 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
310,000
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$14,950 • PCGS MS64 • 5-28-2008 • 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 500 R-6.0 19 / 66 TIE 36 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 35 R-8.8 21 / 66 TIE 37 / 126 TIE
65 or Better 1 R-10.0 1 / 66 TIE 1 / 126 TIE
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade  
2 MS64+ estimated grade  

Dick Osburn Collection -
Stack's-Bowers 8/2011:7006

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

Dick Osburn Collection -
Stack's-Bowers 8/2011:7006

3 MS64 PCGS grade  
3 MS64 PCGS grade  
3 MS64 PCGS grade  
3 MS64 PCGS grade  
3 MS64 PCGS grade  
3 MS64 PCGS grade  
3 MS64 estimated grade  
3 MS64 estimated grade  

Ron Guth: The 1841 Half Dollar has a fairly low mintage of only 310,000 coins, but it is easy to obtain in most grades.  Nearly two dozen Mint State examples are known and the Condition Census includes coins from MS64 to MS65.  The best coin is a single PCGS MS65 which last appeared on the market in 2004.  It wasn't in the Eugene Gardner collection, which contained the best of the best, so we wonder 1) when it will reappear and 2) how much it is worth in today's market.