1846 50C Medium Date PR64 PCGS. CAC....
Bid InformationFor your convenience, the bid information on this page automatically refreshes with the most up to date data so you don't have to refresh/reload this page.
Minimum Next BidBid increments determine the lowest amount you may bid on a particular lot. Normally, bids must be at least one bidding increment over the Current Bid. However, podium, fax, phone and mail bidders submit bids at various times without knowing the current bid and must be on-increment or at a half increment (called a Cut Bid). Any podium, fax, phone, or mail bids that do not conform to a full or half increment will be rounded up or down to the nearest full or half increment.
Internet bids are required only to bid the increment past the Current Bid, or more. Internet bids greater than one increment over the Current Bid can be any whole dollar amount.
It is possible under several circumstances for winning bids to be between increments. It is also possible for an existing bid to be outbid by less than a full increment, sometimes by only $1. This usually happens when two bidders feel that a lot is worth about the same amount, but one places an off-increment bid. Generally when this happens, the Current Bid was much lower than the high secret maximum bid when the off-increment bidder placed his bid.
For example: On Tuesday, you bid $1500 against Bidder A's Maximum Bid of $1000, raising Current Bid to $1100. Then on Thursday, Bidder B, seeing a Current Bid of $1100, guesses the final price and decides to bid $1501, outbidding your Maximum Bid by $1. You would now have to bid $1600 through Heritage Internet bidding or $1550 on Heritage Live (if available for the auction) to possibly win that lot. Next time, maybe you'll bid $1502 and outbid Bidder B by $1!
Number of BiddersThis number represents the number of individual bidders prior to the close of Internet bidding on each lot. An individual who bids more than once is still counted only once. During the live session, only the winning bidder is included in this number, although detailed records are kept of all forms of bids.
Although many lots will not get reserves, this signifies that we have not yet posted any reserves to this entire auction. Reserves are usually posted approximately 3 days prior to the closing for Internet-only auctions, and approximately 7 days prior to the live session for Signature auctions. At that point, any unmet Reserve will become both the price shown (with an asterisk) and the Minimum Next Bid, regardless of any previous bids.
Although the consignor's agreement allows a reserve on this lot, the deadline for submitting such a reserve has elapsed. If consignor submits a reserve post-deadline and the item fails to meet that reserve, we may charge the consignor a higher reserve fee.
This lot is being sold without a consignor reserve. (Note: By law, consignors may still bid under certain conditions, but they are responsible for paying the full Buyer's Premium and Seller's Commission if they do.)
A reserve has been posted on this lot, but no bids have met the reserve. The current bid has been set to the reserve amount, and the next bid will meet the reserve.
Reserves have been posted for this auction, and there is a reserve on this lot that has already been met.
Lots bearing estimates and without Consignor Reserve shall open at Auctioneer's discretion (usually 25% to 60% of the low estimate).
What's This?The owner of this item has indicated that they would sell this item at the amount, although their acceptance of your offer is required before the item can be purchased.
BP - Buyer's Premium per LotA Buyer's Premium will be added to each successful bid. For this sale: 15% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot. Please see #2 in our Terms & Conditions.
Not SoldThis indicates an item that did not sell at auction because it did not receive bids equal to or greater than the reserve (minimum bid) amount set by the consignor, or the opening bid.
Opening Bid:Lots bearing estimates and without Consignor Reserve shall open at Auctioneer's discretion (usually 25% to 60% of the low estimate).
Extended Payment Plan
Available on select items as noted on the item page in the bidding area.
- Minimum invoice total is $2,500.
- Subject to a refundable 3% set-up fee, which will be paid as part of your 1st monthly installment. This fee will be refundable upon completion of the plan if the following conditions are satisfied:
- There is no penalty for paying off early.
- Non-dealers only
- With pre-approved credit application
- Get pre-approved by filling out a credit application.
- Bid normally and win some lots.
- When you get your electronic invoice, select "other" from the payment options.
Note: This offer may not be available on some items.
Terms and Conditions
Extended Payment Plan for Heritage Owned Inventory Items(excludes Virtual Bourse, Comic Market and Virtual Sports Show)
- Minimum invoice total is $2,000.
- Minimum down payment is 20%.
- There is no penalty for paying off early.
- Non-dealers only
SMS Alerts- Receive a text message approximately 35 lots ahead of your item being up for bidding at auction, with a link to bid in Heritage Live in the text message. Haven't registered? Visit MyProfile to sign-up for free by entering your mobile number. The green icon indicates Live Bidding Text Alerts are on for that lot. Live Bidding Text Alerts are only available for lots in live sessions.
|Sold for:||Sign-in or Join (free & quick)|
|View Similar Items Available Now|
|Claim Item:||Sign-in or Join (free & quick)|
|Auction Ended On:||Jan 8, 2009|
5 Internet/mail/phone bidders
2,089 page views
Orange County Convention Center
The die notes that Breen recorded for proofs of this date are all visible on this specimen, along with heavy die lines in the spaces between the vertical shield stripes on the reverse. The obverse has the 4 minutely doubled below its crossbar at its left corner. Otherwise, there is nothing unusual or notable about either die.
The following roster is the most complete that we have presented for the 1846 proof half dollars, including one proof Tall Date and 12 proof Medium Date specimens:
1. PR63 PCGS. Stack's (6/1999), lot 2222; George "Buddy" Byers Collection (Stack's, 10/2006), lot 1138. Apparently the only known proof 1846 Tall Date half dollar, although two others have been described in auctions over the last 20 years.
A. PR63. Superior (1/1988), lot 1802. Described as a Tall Date, but it does not match the Byers coin (#4 above), so it is either a second known proof Tall Date, or it is a prooflike business strike.
B. PR60. Heritage (10/1994), lot 6450. The coin illustrated is a Tall Date and was withdrawn from the sale. It was most likely not a proof.
1. PR65 PCGS. Superior (2/1974), lot 1623; Auction '79 (Paramount, 7/1979), lot 79; Bowers and Merena (9/1988), lot 275; Heritage (10/2008), lot 922; Superior (10/1989), lot 3711; Heritage (5/2008), lot 721.
2. PR65 NGC. Numismatic Gallery (7/1949); John Jay Pittman (David Akers, 5/1998), lot 1712; Phil Kaufman (Heritage, 4/2008), lot 2386.
3. PR64 PCGS. Prior provenance unknown. The Present Specimen.
4. PR64 PCGS. Central States (Heritage, 5/2005), lot 7208; Stack's (2/2008), lot 3270.
5. PR64 NGC. Phil Kaufman; Bowers and Merena (8/1999), lot 202; Superior (10/2000), lot 4374.
6. PR63 Cameo NGC. Mid American (1/1990), lot 608; David Lawrence Rare Coins (3/2005), lot 1790.
7. PR63 PCGS. Reed Hawn (Stack's, 8/1973), lot 153; Superior (1/1990), lot 3574; Heritage (6/2008), lot 720.
8. PR63 PCGS. Lester Merkin (2/1971), lot 744; Stack's (1/1974), lot 1440; Stack's (2/1982), lot 1629; Queller Collection (Stack's, 10/2002), lot 497; Heritage (2/2007), lot 3509.
9. PR62 NGC. R. McAusland (6/1953); James Butterfield Collection (Mid American, 5/1987), lot 2543; Heritage (1/2002 FUN Sale), lot 6997; Rarities Sale (Bowers and Merena, 7/2005), lot 552; Superior (11/2005), lot 779; Goldberg Coins (5/2006), lot 2923.
10. PR61. The Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection (Bowers and Merena, 4/1997), lot 1935.
11. Proof. James A. Stack Collection (Stack's, 10/1994), lot 512; George "Buddy" Byers (Stack's, 10/2006), lot 1137.
12. Proof. Smithsonian Institution.
Additional appearances recorded in the Breen Proof Encyclopedia, Auction Prices Realized, and John Dannreuther's auction record are:
A. Proof. George H. Earle (Henry Chapman, 6/1912), lot 2989.
B. Proof. F.C.C. Boyd, WGC (Numismatic Gallery, 4/1945), lot 285. Unplated.
C. Proof. Newcomb, Part Two (J.C. Morgenthau & Co., 5/1945), lot 857
D. Proof. Frederic Geiss (B. Max Mehl, 2/1947), lot 532
E. Choice Proof. Terrell (Bowers and Ruddy, 5/1973), lot 858; Rothert Collection (Bowers and Ruddy, 11/1973), lot 865; New England (3/1977), lot 375; New England (7/1978), lot 879. We believe this is the same as #6 in the list above.
F. Proof. Stack Estate (Stack's, 3/1975), lot 444. This piece does not appear to match any of those above.
G. Proof. Paramount (11/1978). Catalog unavailable.
H. PR60. Steve Ivy (8/1983), lot 3489. Unplated.
I. Proof. Auction USA (8/1991), lot 108. Catalog unavailable.
J. Proof. Stack's (12/1993), lot 602. The plate does not appear to match any of those above.
K. PR63 NGC. Superior (5/2006), lot 589. Catalog unavailable.
From The Findley Collection.
See: Video Lot Description (PCGS# 6390)
Service and Handling Description: Coins & Currency (view shipping information)
The Draped Bust Half Dollars of 1796-1797 by Jon Amato is the culmination of more than 10 years of research into the Draped Bust Small Eagle half dollar series, one of the most coveted type coins in American numismatics and one about which remarkably little has been written.
This work will be the premier reference for 1796-1797 half dollars for years to come. Institutions having an extensive numismatic library or coin cabinet will find it a valuable complement to their holdings, and catalogers charged with writing up specimens for auction can now have an indispensable source of background and pedigree information. Likewise, coin dealers seeking to purchase one or more '96 or '97 half dollars for a client or for inventory, and collectors who own, have owned, or desire to own one will want this important reference work for their libraries.
Order Now! Just $59.95
Bid Now on Items Just Like This One
|Lot||Bidding Ends||Grade||Service||Current Bid|
|Auction 1214, Lot 98527||Monday, October 27, 2014||PR64||PCGS||$4,750.00|
|View items up for auction that match this item in other grades.|