50 Cent    (sold for $33500.0)

Description: 1815 Capped Bust Half Dollar. 5 over 2. NGC graded MS-64. A nice strike with lovely original toning. A popular key date. And also, we might add, well struck and choice for this rare date. One of the finer examples we have handled, the coin sits solidly in its MS64 grade classification. An appealing example of this key Bust half dollar date. Even disputatious experts agree it is among the finest in terms of aesthetic enjoyment, though tied with five others at this technical grade level. The toning supplements greatly coin's allure, with rich natural old-silver shades including some light iridescence. There is a natural dignity about the entire composition. The obverse has more of the toning; the reverse is lighter in color, with a few well saturated gray areas in the field below the eagle. Both dies have minor clash marks. This is seen on a large percentage of half dollars of 1815. According to historical accounts, the 1815 coinage that was produced was circulated through the Planter's Bank of New Orleans. Most survivors today are well circulated and sometimes badly impaired. Extremely Fine to About Uncirculated coins can be found for a price. However, this particular choice Mint State example seems to be with us only through the favor of a divine providence. It belongs in a world-class set of United States coins. Pop 6; 2 finer in 65 (PCGS # 6108) . As to the rarity of these: On the 10th of January 1816 the Mint delivered a token mintage of 47,150 half dollars for the year 1815. The entire mintage was coined from a single set of dies; the obverse die was prepared and date-punched in 1812, but had gone unused. In 1815 it was recovered, reworked and a '5' was punched over the partially effaced '2.' The overdating of unused dies was a common occurrence in the early years of the mint. In seven of the eleven years preceding 1816 the mint produced 'overdated' half-dollars. Hours after the delivery of the 1815/2 half dollars a fire in the Mint ruined its rolling mills. The rolling mills were used to convert gold and silver bullion into strips from which planchets were prepared. Without planchets, no gold or silver coins could be struck during the remainder of 1815 and throughout 1816. In fact, in 1816, only copper Large Cents were produced while repairs were being made. Estimated Value $25,000 - 30,000. Categories:
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This coin has been sold for   $33500.0

Notes: http://www.goldbergcoins.com/view-auctions/catalog/id/4/lot/15250/ $25,000 - $30,000 2010-09-19

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 Denomination: 50 Cent
 Metal: Silver
 State: USA (1776 - )
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