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1870 50C (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Seated Half Dollars 1839-1891

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS64+

PCGS MS64+

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

PCGS #:
6327
Designer:
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
12.40 grams
Mintage:
633,900
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 700 R-5.6 21 / 45 TIE 64 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 60 R-8.4 17 / 45 TIE 62 / 126 TIE
65 or Better 6 R-9.7 13 / 45 TIE 41 / 126 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 700
60 or Better 60
65 or Better 6
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-5.6
60 or Better R-8.4
65 or Better R-9.7
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 21 / 45 TIE
60 or Better 17 / 45 TIE
65 or Better 13 / 45 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 64 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 62 / 126 TIE
65 or Better 41 / 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

Heritage 7/2016:3867, $7,050 - Heritage 10/2016:3142, $6,463

3 MS65 PCGS grade
3 MS65 PCGS grade
3 MS65 PCGS grade
3 MS65 PCGS grade
8 MS64+ PCGS grade
9 MS64 PCGS grade
9 MS64 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 estimated grade
#3 MS65 PCGS grade

Heritage 7/2016:3867, $7,050 - Heritage 10/2016:3142, $6,463

#3 MS65 PCGS grade
#3 MS65 PCGS grade
#3 MS65 PCGS grade
#3 MS65 PCGS grade
#8 MS64+ PCGS grade
#9 MS64 PCGS grade
#9 MS64 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

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.