At 633,900 coins, the 1870 Half Dollar has just a slightly lower mintage than the 1869-S of the previous year. However, because it was from an Eastern Mint, the 1870 Half Dollar is much more common in most grades. In Mint State, the 1870 is slightly more common than the 1869-S but usually sells for much less, making it seem like an excellent value. The initial quality of the 1870 Half Dollars was good. The luster is usually frosty, bagmarks are minimal, and the strike is strong, if not full. All in all, this is a great representative of the With Motto type.