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1865-S 50C (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Seated Half Dollars 1839-1891

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

PCGS #:
6314
Designer:
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
12.40 grams
Mintage:
675,000
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 450 R-6.1 15 / 66 TIE 28 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 35 R-8.8 21 / 66 TIE 37 / 126 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 66 1 / 126
Survival Estimate
All Grades 450
60 or Better 35
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-6.1
60 or Better R-8.8
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 15 / 66 TIE
60 or Better 21 / 66 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 66
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 28 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 37 / 126 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 126

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade  
	PCGS #6314 (MS) 65

Heritage 4/2011:5149 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 5/2015:98482, $42,300

2 MS64+ PCGS grade PCGS #6314 (MS)     64+
3 MS64 PCGS grade
3 MS64 PCGS grade
3 MS64 PCGS grade
3 MS64 PCGS grade
3 MS64 estimated grade
8 MS63 PCGS grade
8 MS63 estimated grade

Louis Eliasberg, Sr. -
Bowers & Merena 4/1997:2001 -
Richmond Collection -
David Lawrence 3/2005:1731 -
Dick Osburn Collection -
Stack's/Bowers 8/2011:7089, $4,888

8 MS63 estimated grade
 
	PCGS #6314 (MS) 65 
#1 MS65 PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2011:5149 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 5/2015:98482, $42,300

PCGS #6314 (MS)     64+ #2 MS64+ PCGS grade
#3 MS64 PCGS grade
#3 MS64 PCGS grade
#3 MS64 PCGS grade
#3 MS64 PCGS grade
#3 MS64 estimated grade
#8 MS63 PCGS grade
#8 MS63 estimated grade

Louis Eliasberg, Sr. -
Bowers & Merena 4/1997:2001 -
Richmond Collection -
David Lawrence 3/2005:1731 -
Dick Osburn Collection -
Stack's/Bowers 8/2011:7089, $4,888

#8 MS63 estimated grade
Ron Guth:

The 1865-S Half Dollar is a somewhat scarce date in most grades, but it is particularly elusive in Mint State. In the past, the PCGS Population Reports showed a large number of MS64 examples, but those were discovered to be resubmissions and were removed. Thus, this date continues to be a true condition-rarity in better Mint State grades. Wiley-Bugert have uncovered three different die varieties for this date, based primarily on repunching (if evident) and different mintmark positions. The 1865-S Half Dollar is usually well struck in the centers, but often shows weakness in the stars at the top of the obverse.