PCGS Coin Number: 8244
As the rather high mintage for a branch-mint issue of the era would indicate; the 1850-C half eagle is one of the more common Charlotte Mint half eagles. Most of the coins found are low grade; however; and attractive examples above Extremely Fine are very desirable. There have been more than 30 examples graded in Mint State. This probably includes resubmissions; and there are likely fewer than two dozen truly Uncirculated 1850-C half eagles known. There are several pieces that have been graded at the MS-64 level; the latest of which sold at auction in 2004 for $39;100. Many of the high-grade coins seen are prooflike; the best example being the Harry W. Bass; Jr. coin. The 1850-C half eagle is sometimes seen with an extremely weak mintmark. These coins usually sell for a deep discount from the price of a sharply struck piece.
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