1861 50C (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Seated Half Dollars 1839-1891

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

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PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS #:
6302
Designer:
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
12.40 grams
Mintage:
2,887,400
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
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 4,000 R-4.2 66 / 66 123 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 500 R-6.0 65 / 66 121 / 126 TIE
65 or Better 50 R-8.5 45 / 66 93 / 126 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 4,000
60 or Better 500
65 or Better 50
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.2
60 or Better R-6.0
65 or Better R-8.5
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 66 / 66
60 or Better 65 / 66
65 or Better 45 / 66
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 123 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 121 / 126 TIE
65 or Better 93 / 126 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

In 1861, Philadelphia Mint employees struck over nearly three million Half Dollars, a large number for this early Civil War date and the beginning of a steady decline in mintages in subsequent years. The 1861 Half Dollar is plentiful in most grades, including Mint State, where collectors have lots of choices in the MS61 to MS66 grade range. Even at the very highest levels of MS66+ there are several examples that are surprisingly good values for a "Finest Known" coin.

The strike quality on 1861 Half Dollars is generally strong. Luster ranges from brilliant to frosty and creamy. Bagmarks are usually limited and small. Many examples show above-average eye appeal for their respective grade.

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