1883 50C MS64

CERTIFICATION#: 06656723
PCGS#: 6365

Owner's Comments

Mintage: 8000

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The 1883 Half Dollar is a great date because of its miniscule mintage of only 8,000 coins.  However, it is a tough coin to find in any condition, thus many collectors resort to a Proof version (which is twice as plentiful as the Mint State edition).  To compund the problem, there are many examples that are so Prooflike that they are often confused with Proofs.  On the other hand, there is a tendency to designate Proofs as Mint State because of the higher value of the latter.

The typical Mint State 1883 Half Dollar grades out at MS64.  The very best coins are MS67 or better, with the finest example being a single PCGS MS67+.

Diameter: 30.00 millimeters Designer: Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 8,000 Weight: 12.50 grams Metal Content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper
45+
805
50+
865
53
900
6
53+
925
55+
985
58+
1,025
60
1,050
1
63+
1,350
64+
2,450
65+
5,150
1
66+
8,750
1
67+
35,000
1

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 1,200 R-4.9 31 / 45 TIE 90 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 180 R-7.2 28 / 45 TIE 96 / 126 TIE
65 or Better 30 R-8.9 28 / 45 TIE 83 / 126 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67+ PCGS grade

Legend Rare Coin Auctions 2/2015:108, not sold

2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
4 MS66+ PCGS grade
5 MS66 PCGS grade

Dick Osburn Collection -
Stack's/Bowers 8/2011:7140, $5,750