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1872 50C (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Seated Half Dollars 1839-1891

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

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PCGS MS65+

PCGS MS65+

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

PCGS #:
6333
Designer:
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
12.40 grams
Mintage:
880,600
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 600 R-5.8 16 / 45 TIE 48 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 60 R-8.4 17 / 45 TIE 62 / 126 TIE
65 or Better 10 R-9.5 15 / 45 TIE 55 / 126 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 600
60 or Better 60
65 or Better 10
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-5.8
60 or Better R-8.4
65 or Better R-9.5
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 16 / 45 TIE
60 or Better 17 / 45 TIE
65 or Better 15 / 45 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 48 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 62 / 126 TIE
65 or Better 55 / 126 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade

Highmoon Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade
6 MS65+ PCGS grade
7 MS65 PCGS grade
7 MS65 PCGS grade
7 MS65 PCGS grade
7 MS65 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade

Highmoon Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#6 MS65+ PCGS grade
#7 MS65 PCGS grade
#7 MS65 PCGS grade
#7 MS65 PCGS grade
#7 MS65 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

In 1872, production of Half Dollars at the Philadelphia Mint dropped by more than a quarter from the previous year to a total of 880,600 coins. This adds a premium to this date across the board, but especially in the higher grades. Though they are scarce, Mint State 1872 Half Dollars can be found with patience in MS64. Gems are considered rare and it is difficult to find this date in MS66. When purchasing this date, look for well-struck examples with strong radial lines in the stars and full talon and feather details on the reverse.