With the exception of the 1842 varieties, the 1850 is the scarcest half eagle struck at the Philadelphia mint prior to the Civil War. It is much scarcer than either the 1850-C or 1850-D yet it is priced at a fraction of these two popular branch mint issues. This choice, original example shows nice natural green gold color atop satiny, non-abraded surfaces. There is a small dig on the obverse near the bridge of Liberty's nose that runs up to the area between the fifth and sixth stars. For the price, this is one of the scarcer gold issues from this era that the collector will be able to find.