1824/1 50C MS63 PCGS
O-101, R.2. There are perhaps no varieties in the Capped Bust half dollar series that enjoy a greater following among specialists than the overdates. This popularity probably stems from the fact that these coins are vivid illustrations of conditions in the early U.S. Mint, where the technological and economic conditions of the time necessitated that dies remain in use for as long as possible. This policy was followed even if the date of the coins being struck was different from that on the calendar, or if Mint employees had to modify older (perhaps previously unused) dies for employment in later years. Such practices would be foreign to employees in the modern Mint.
An exceptionally attractive representative of the variety, this no-questions Select specimen is virtually devoid of outwardly noticeable abrasions. This feature allows ready appreciation of powerfully impressed devices. These technically sound surfaces are bathed in warm, original, attractive patination that includes well-blended shades of silver-gray, orange, pale-orange, and sea-blue colors. The luster on the obverse is slightly muted, the only grade-limiting factor. (PCGS 6139)