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1872 50C AU53

CERTIFICATION#: 21493044
PCGS #: 6333

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

In 1872, production of Half Dollars at the Philadelphia Mint dropped by more than a quarter from the previous year to a total of 880,600 coins.  This adds a premium to this date across the board, but especially in the higher grades.  Though they are scarce, Mint State 1872 Half Dollars can be found with patience in MS64.  Gems are considered rare and it is difficult to find this date in MS66.  When purchasing this date, look for well-struck examples with strong radial lines in the stars and full talon and feather details on the reverse.

Diameter

30.00 millimeters
Designer

Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Edge

Reeded
Mintage

880600
Weight

12.40 grams
Metal Content

90% Silver, 10% Copper
Country

The United States of America
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66
POP LOWER

93
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Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
65 or Better 600 R-5.8 16 / 45 TIE 48 / 126 TIE
All Grades 60 R-8.4 17 / 45 TIE 62 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 10 R-9.5 15 / 45 TIE 55 / 126 TIE

Condition Census

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1 MS66 PCGS grade

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1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade