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1867-S 50C (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Seated Half Dollars 1839-1891

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

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PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS63

PCGS MS63

PCGS #:
6322
Designer:
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
12.40 grams
Mintage:
1,196,000
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 600 R-5.8 16 / 45 TIE 48 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 35 R-8.8 12 / 45 37 / 126 TIE
65 or Better 1 R-10.0 1 / 45 1 / 126 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 600
60 or Better 35
65 or Better 1
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-5.8
60 or Better R-8.8
65 or Better R-10.0
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 16 / 45 TIE
60 or Better 12 / 45
65 or Better 1 / 45
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 48 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 37 / 126 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 126 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade

Henry Blair Collection - Charles Steigerwalt 10/1896 - J.M. Clapp Collection - John H. Clapp Collection (sold intact in 1942) - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 4/1997:2006, $8,250 - Bowers & Merena 11/2001:4142, $10,350 - Heritage 5/2004:7438, $23,000 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 10/2014:98507, $19,975

2 MS64 PCGS grade
2 MS64 PCGS grade
2 MS64 PCGS grade
2 MS64 PCGS grade
2 MS64 estimated grade
2 MS64 estimated grade
2 MS64 estimated grade
2 MS64 estimated grade
2 MS64 estimated grade
MS66 PCGS grade #1 MS66 PCGS grade

Henry Blair Collection - Charles Steigerwalt 10/1896 - J.M. Clapp Collection - John H. Clapp Collection (sold intact in 1942) - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 4/1997:2006, $8,250 - Bowers & Merena 11/2001:4142, $10,350 - Heritage 5/2004:7438, $23,000 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 10/2014:98507, $19,975

#2 MS64 PCGS grade
#2 MS64 PCGS grade
#2 MS64 PCGS grade
#2 MS64 PCGS grade
#2 MS64 estimated grade
#2 MS64 estimated grade
#2 MS64 estimated grade
#2 MS64 estimated grade
#2 MS64 estimated grade
Ron Guth:

The 1867-S Half Dollar is fairly common in most grades up to Mint State, then it becomes quite scarce up to MS63. In MS64 and better grades, the 1867-S is a true rarity. There is, however, one standout -- the PCGS MS66 Eliasberg-Gardner coin that sold recently (2014) for $19,975 - this coin is a full two pints above any other 1867-S Half Dollar certified by PCGS.

The mintmarks on this date are all minute, though one appears larger because it has been repunched.

The strike on 1867-S Half Dollars is usually soft on the obverse stars, though there are some examples that show better strikes than others.