1863-S 50C (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Seated Half Dollars 1839-1891

PCGS MS64+

PCGS MS64+

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PCGS MS64+

PCGS MS64+

PCGS MS64+

PCGS MS64+

PCGS #:
6310
Designer:
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
12.40 grams
Mintage:
916,000
Mint:
San Francisco
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 1,200 R-4.9 53 / 66 TIE 90 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 100 R-8.0 49 / 66 TIE 79 / 126 TIE
65 or Better 1 R-10.0 1 / 66 TIE 1 / 126 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 1,200
60 or Better 100
65 or Better 1
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.9
60 or Better R-8.0
65 or Better R-10.0
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 53 / 66 TIE
60 or Better 49 / 66 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 66 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 90 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 79 / 126 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 126 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade
1 MS65 estimated grade
3 MS64+ PCGS grade

“Ivy” Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

3 MS64+ PCGS grade
3 MS64+ PCGS grade
3 MS64+ PCGS grade
7 MS64 PCGS grade
7 MS64 PCGS grade
7 MS64 PCGS grade
7 MS64 PCGS grade
#1 MS65 PCGS grade
#1 MS65 estimated grade
#3 MS64+ PCGS grade

“Ivy” Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

#3 MS64+ PCGS grade
#3 MS64+ PCGS grade
#3 MS64+ PCGS grade
#7 MS64 PCGS grade
#7 MS64 PCGS grade
#7 MS64 PCGS grade
#7 MS64 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1863-S Half Dollar is relativerly common in circulated grades, moderately scarce in Mint State, but very rare above MS64. This scenario is typical of most San Francisco Mint issues of the period because of their distance frpom the East Coast and the relatively few collectors who cared about mintmarks.

The luster on 1863-S Half Dollars is usually brilliant to satiny. The strike quality is generally good, but sometimes the stars at the top of the obverse can be weak...the same is true of the denticles on both sides. One might expect these coins to be "baggy" from excessive transporting, but such is not the case.