1860 50C (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Seated Half Dollars 1839-1891

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

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PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

PCGS #:
6299
Designer:
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
12.40 grams
Mintage:
302,700
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
Current Auctions - NGC Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - PCGS Graded
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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 1,000 R-5.0 50 / 66 TIE 81 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 100 R-8.0 49 / 66 TIE 79 / 126 TIE
65 or Better 15 R-9.3 35 / 66 TIE 63 / 126 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 1,000
60 or Better 100
65 or Better 15
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-5.0
60 or Better R-8.0
65 or Better R-9.3
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 50 / 66 TIE
60 or Better 49 / 66 TIE
65 or Better 35 / 66 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 81 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 79 / 126 TIE
65 or Better 63 / 126 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade

Mr. Perfection 8A Collection

1 MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 6/2002:7240 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30503, $52,875

3 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 9/2006:1930, $17,250 - Heritage 1/2008:2881, $25,300 - D.L. Hansen Collection

3 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 estimated grade

Southwest Collection - Heritage 2/2008:615, $63,250 - Heritage 1/2011:5560, $35,938

7 MS65 PCGS grade
7 MS65 PCGS grade
7 MS65 PCGS grade
7 MS65 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade

Mr. Perfection 8A Collection

#1 MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 6/2002:7240 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30503, $52,875

#3 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 9/2006:1930, $17,250 - Heritage 1/2008:2881, $25,300 - D.L. Hansen Collection

#3 MS66 PCGS grade
#3 MS66 PCGS grade
#3 MS66 estimated grade

Southwest Collection - Heritage 2/2008:615, $63,250 - Heritage 1/2011:5560, $35,938

#7 MS65 PCGS grade
#7 MS65 PCGS grade
#7 MS65 PCGS grade
#7 MS65 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1860 Half Dollar is a semi-scarce date with a low mintage. Mint State examples are available, but they are of generally average quality (MS62 to MS64). A small handful of Gem 1860 Half Dollars exist, but anything MS66 and better is very rare and valuable. One of the finest (and certainly the most colorful) 1860 Half Dollars is the PCGS MS67 -- formertly of the remarkable Eugene Gardner Collection. This date comes very well struck, with superb details on both sides. Luster ranges from frosty to brilliant; occasionally die striations or polishing lines can be seen in the fields (these should not be confused with hairlines caused by cleaning or wear).