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

1842 50C Medium Date (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS66

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS62
PCGS #:
6239
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Designer:
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Weight:
13.36 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
2,012,764
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$25,850 • PCGS MS66 • 6-23-2014 • 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 1,200 R-4.9 53 / 66 TIE 90 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 80 R-8.2 44 / 66 TIE 71 / 126 TIE
65 or Better 3 R-9.8 13 / 66 TIE 18 / 126 TIE
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS65 PCGS grade  
2 MS65 PCGS grade  
2 MS65 estimated grade  
5 MS64 PCGS grade
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS65 PCGS grade  
2 MS65 PCGS grade  
2 MS65 estimated grade  
5 MS64 PCGS grade
5 MS64 PCGS grade  
5 MS64 PCGS grade  
5 MS64 PCGS grade  
5 MS64 PCGS grade  
5 MS64 PCGS grade  
Gordon Wrubel: Quickfinder Notes: The Medium Date comes with the Rev of 1842. It is easily distinguished by the crossbar of the 4 which ends in a CROSSLET. The Small Date used much smaller numeral punches with a PLAIN end to the crossbar of the 4. The Medium Date is about two and a half times more common than the Small Date.