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

1844 50C (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64
PCGS #:
6245
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Designer:
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Weight:
13.36 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
1,766,000
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$6,463 • NGC MS65 • 4-27-2016 • Heritage
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
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Numismatic
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Relative Rarity
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Relative Rarity
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All Grades 1,000 R-5.0 50 / 66 TIE 81 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 90 R-8.1 47 / 66 TIE 77 / 126 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 66 1 / 126
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
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Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
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Ron Guth: The 1844 Half Dollar is one of the more common dates from the 1840s, though it is not as common as the 1840 Reverse of 1839 or the 1843.  Mint State examples are scarce, not plentiful, and the typical grades are MS-63 and MS-64.  Surprisingly, this is one of only two dates from the 1840s where PCGS has not certified an example in MS-65 or better condition (the 1845 is the other).  Most examples are well struck; some show spidery cracks connecting some of the letters in the legends on the reverse.