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1869-S 50C (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Seated Half Dollars 1839-1891

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

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PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS63

PCGS MS63

PCGS #:
6326
Designer:
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
12.40 grams
Mintage:
656,000
Mint:
San Francisco
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 450 R-6.1 10 / 45 TIE 28 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 30 R-8.9 9 / 45 TIE 32 / 126 TIE
65 or Better 4 R-9.8 3 / 45 TIE 18 / 126 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 450
60 or Better 30
65 or Better 4
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-6.1
60 or Better R-8.9
65 or Better R-9.8
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 10 / 45 TIE
60 or Better 9 / 45 TIE
65 or Better 3 / 45 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 28 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 32 / 126 TIE
65 or Better 18 / 126 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS66 estimated grade
3 MS65 PCGS grade
3 MS65 PCGS grade
3 MS65 estimated grade
3 MS65 estimated grade
3 MS65 estimated grade
3 MS65 estimated grade
3 MS65 estimated grade
10 MS64 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 estimated grade
#3 MS65 PCGS grade
#3 MS65 PCGS grade
#3 MS65 estimated grade
#3 MS65 estimated grade
#3 MS65 estimated grade
#3 MS65 estimated grade
#3 MS65 estimated grade
#10 MS64 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1869-S Half Dollar has a rather substantial mintage in the hundreds of thousands, but like most S-mint dates of the era, there are scant Mint State pieces. Of those that have survived, the quality is fair to middling, with most falling into the MS63 to MS64 range. Gems are extremely rare, despite the existence of a couple of Superb examples. The strike quality of this date is an issue, as many examples have poor definition on some of the stars and they may also show weakness on the reverse scroll at IN GOD.