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1864 50C (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Seated Half Dollars 1839-1891

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

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PCGS MS63

PCGS MS63

PCGS AU58

PCGS AU58

PCGS #:
6311
Designer:
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
12.40 grams
Mintage:
379,100
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 800 R-5.4 44 / 66 TIE 72 / 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 800
60 or Better 100
65 or Better 15
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-5.4
60 or Better R-8.0
65 or Better R-9.3
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 44 / 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 72 / 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

Heritage 10/2014:98504, $35,250

1 MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade
4 MS66 PCGS grade
4 MS66 PCGS grade
4 MS66 estimated grade

Superior 2/2002:2054, $16,100 - Heritage 8/2006:5244, $25,300

4 MS66 estimated grade
4 MS66 estimated grade
9 MS65 PCGS grade
9 MS65 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 10/2014:98504, $35,250

#1 MS67 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade
#4 MS66 PCGS grade
#4 MS66 PCGS grade
#4 MS66 estimated grade

Superior 2/2002:2054, $16,100 - Heritage 8/2006:5244, $25,300

#4 MS66 estimated grade
#4 MS66 estimated grade
#9 MS65 PCGS grade
#9 MS65 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1864 Half Dollar is a great date with a low mintage. Mint State examples are not particularly scarce, which is probably due to the discovery of some of them in the so-called "Guatemala Hoard" in the 1950's (other dates were included in the hoard, as well). Most Mint State 1864 Half Dollars are of average quality, though there are some outstanding examples, including a tiny population at the MS67 level. Most 1864 Half Dollars exhibit strong strikes -- the best ones show full feather and fletch details on the reverse.