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1847 50C (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Seated Half Dollars 1839-1891

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS63

PCGS MS63

PCGS #:
6257
Designer:
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
13.36 grams
Mintage:
1,156,000
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 600 R-5.8 27 / 66 TIE 48 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 55 R-8.4 38 / 66 TIE 62 / 126 TIE
65 or Better 8 R-9.6 30 / 66 TIE 52 / 126 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 600
60 or Better 55
65 or Better 8
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-5.8
60 or Better R-8.4
65 or Better R-9.6
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 27 / 66 TIE
60 or Better 38 / 66 TIE
65 or Better 30 / 66 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 48 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 62 / 126 TIE
65 or Better 52 / 126 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS65 PCGS grade
2 MS65 PCGS grade
2 MS65 PCGS grade
2 MS65 PCGS grade
2 MS65 PCGS grade
2 MS65 estimated grade
8 MS64 PCGS grade
8 MS64 PCGS grade
8 MS64 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS65 PCGS grade
#2 MS65 PCGS grade
#2 MS65 PCGS grade
#2 MS65 PCGS grade
#2 MS65 PCGS grade
#2 MS65 estimated grade
#8 MS64 PCGS grade
#8 MS64 PCGS grade
#8 MS64 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1847 Half Dollar is a relatively common coin. Its mintage of 1,1456,000 coins is typical of the 1840's and 1850's, if not somewhat low. Mint State examples are fairly scvarce, mostly because there were few collectors at the time who cared about preserving nice specimens. The typical Mint State example today is MS-63. Gems are very rare, and the finest examples certified by PCGS (as of October 2011) is a single PCGS MS-66.