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1869 50C (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Seated Half Dollars 1839-1891

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

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PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

PCGS #:
6325
Designer:
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
12.40 grams
Mintage:
795,300
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 1,200 R-4.9 31 / 45 TIE 90 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 125 R-7.7 25 / 45 92 / 126
65 or Better 10 R-9.5 15 / 45 TIE 55 / 126 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 1,200
60 or Better 125
65 or Better 10
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.9
60 or Better R-7.7
65 or Better R-9.5
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 31 / 45 TIE
60 or Better 25 / 45
65 or Better 15 / 45 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 90 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 92 / 126
65 or Better 55 / 126 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS65 PCGS grade

Heritage 6/2014:30511, $14,100

2 MS65 PCGS grade
2 MS65 PCGS grade
2 MS65 PCGS grade
2 MS65 PCGS grade
2 MS65 PCGS grade
2 MS65 PCGS grade
9 MS64 PCGS grade
9 MS64 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS65 PCGS grade

Heritage 6/2014:30511, $14,100

#2 MS65 PCGS grade
#2 MS65 PCGS grade
#2 MS65 PCGS grade
#2 MS65 PCGS grade
#2 MS65 PCGS grade
#2 MS65 PCGS grade
#9 MS64 PCGS grade
#9 MS64 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

In 1869, employees at the Philadelphia Mint churned out less than one million Half Dollars (796,300 to be exact). This mintage level was typical, if not above-average, for the period. As such, the 1869 Half Dollar commands only a small premium over the normal "type" coin of the era. In Mint State, the 1869 Half Dollar is fairly common, but the average quality trends low (MS61 to MS63). Above MS64, the 1869 Half Dollar is a condition-rarity and MS66 appears to be the highest achievable grade.