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1871 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 #:
6330
Designer:
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
12.40 grams
Mintage:
1,203,600
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 1,000 R-5.0 26 / 45 TIE 81 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 110 R-7.9 23 / 45 88 / 126
65 or Better 10 R-9.5 15 / 45 TIE 55 / 126 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 1,000
60 or Better 110
65 or Better 10
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-5.0
60 or Better R-7.9
65 or Better R-9.5
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 26 / 45 TIE
60 or Better 23 / 45
65 or Better 15 / 45 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 81 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 88 / 126
65 or Better 55 / 126 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 estimated grade
5 MS65 PCGS grade
5 MS65 PCGS grade
5 MS65 PCGS grade
5 MS65 PCGS grade
5 MS65 PCGS grade
5 MS65 estimated grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 estimated grade
#5 MS65 PCGS grade
#5 MS65 PCGS grade
#5 MS65 PCGS grade
#5 MS65 PCGS grade
#5 MS65 PCGS grade
#5 MS65 estimated grade
Ron Guth:

The 1871 Half Dollar is a common coin and one that is fairly easy to obtain in Mint State, at least, relative to the other dates and mintmarks around it. MS62 to MS64 examples are the norm, and anything better becomes quite rare. A couple of MS66 examples are known but none have appeared on the market since 1997, when a PCGS MS66 sold for $8,800.