1877-S 50C (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Seated Half Dollars 1839-1891

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

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PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS #:
6357
Designer:
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
12.50 grams
Mintage:
5,356,000
Mint:
San Francisco
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
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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 4,000 R-4.2 45 / 45 123 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 550 R-5.9 44 / 45 TIE 123 / 126 TIE
65 or Better 50 R-8.5 34 / 45 TIE 93 / 126 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 4,000
60 or Better 550
65 or Better 50
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.2
60 or Better R-5.9
65 or Better R-8.5
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 45 / 45
60 or Better 44 / 45 TIE
65 or Better 34 / 45 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 123 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 123 / 126 TIE
65 or Better 93 / 126 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 7/2006:2429, $14,950 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part III - Heritage 5/2015:98494, $19,975 - Heritage 3/2016:4905, $18,800

2 MS66+ PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 7/2006:2429, $14,950 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part III - Heritage 5/2015:98494, $19,975 - Heritage 3/2016:4905, $18,800

#2 MS66+ PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1877-S Half Dollar is a great date for collectors because it sports a large mintage of over 5.3 million coins, it is readily available in most grades, and it is affordable in Mint State. Hundreds have been graded in MS62, MS63, and MS64, and scores have been graded in MS65 and MS66. In MS67, this date is exceedingly rare (see the PCGS CoinFacts Condition Census above). Most 1877-S Half Dollars were struck very well, though the rare example will show weakness on the star on the right side of the obverse. With a little hunting, collectors should be able to find a fully-struck 1877-S Half Dollar.